CAIRO: A security guard was fatally shot and another was wounded after masked gunmen on motorcycle opened fire Monday at checkpoint above Cairo Ring Road, a security source told Youm7.
The targeted checkpoint is located in Maryotia district; it belongs to the Roads and Bridges Authority.
The injured guard was taken to Haram hospital in critical condition.
The attack reportedly took place at 1:30 a.m. Monday, according to Ahmed Ibrahim, the spokesperson for Minister of Transportation.
A police hunt was launched to arrest the perpetrators, although the motorcycle was reportedly without license plates.
Around 138 policemen were killed during 2015 due to terrorist attacks, according to the Interior Ministry.