Egypt gunmen kill cops in country's north

2014-02-28 18:17

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cairo - Egyptian security officials say unidentified assailants have killed a policeman in a drive-by shooting in the country's north, the latest attack on security forces.

The Ministry of Interior, responsible for the police, said the on-duty officer had been riding his motorcycle on Friday in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura when gunmen on another motorbike opened fire on him.

A series of bombings and assassinations, mainly targeting security forces and installations, have hit the country since the overthrow of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi in July.

Authorities largely blame the attacks on Islamic militants loyal to the ousted president. Violence initially surged last summer in the restive Sinai Peninsula before gradually spilling over into Nile Delta cities and the capital.

Read more on:    mohammed morsi  |  egypt  |  north africa  |  egypt crisis

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.