Egypt: Five policemen killed after militants attack checkpoint

At least five Egyptian soldiers were reportedly killed after militants attacked a police check point in Dhabaa area.

Zee Media Bureau

Cairo: At least five Egyptian soldiers were reportedly killed after militants attacked a police check point in Dhabaa area.

The area is close to a Mediterranean resort which has large number of visitors.
The Interior Ministry reportedly said that the militants killed the policemne and then set the vehicle vehicles on fire, as per AP news report.

The Interior Ministry statement updated initial descriptions of the attack given to The Associated Press and reported late Tuesday by a security official who had said two policemen were killed in a car crash while pursuing militants.
Egypt has seen a rise in militant attacks since the ouster last July of its Islamist president and a crackdown on his supporters.

(With AP Inputs)

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