Assailants hurl Molotov cocktails at police residence in Assiut
Egyptian police at checkpoint - AP/Khalil Hamra/File

ASSIUT: Unidentified assailants hurled Molotov cocktails at a police residence in Dairout in the Upper Egypt governorate of Assiut on Sunday, sources reported to Youm7.

No casualties have been reported and the perpetrators fled the scene, the source said.

Firefighters responded to the scene and were able to extinguish a controlled fire within the plastic water pipes of the police residence where officers from out of town reside.

Security forces combed the area in search of the assailants, the source added.

Originally published in Youm7.

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