Egypt: Three policemen killed in militant attack in Cairo

The Egyptian Interior Ministry announced Tuesday that three policemen were killed by militants in Cairo late on Monday.
The three policemen, according to security officials, were killed in a gun battle with the militants in capital Cairo.
The shooting took place at an intersection of the ring road, a busy Cairo expressway, in the city’s eastern neighborhood of Nasr City, the ministry said.
Egypt is facing a surge in radicalism. Attacks are rampant in restive Sinai Peninsula but have spilled to capital Cairo.
Hasm, a militant group almost unknown to the public, has claimed responsibility for the attack. The group, linked to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, reportedly posted a statement on its official website.
Egypt is gradually waking up from two daech-sponsored terror attacks early last month. 45 Christian Orthodox were killed on Palm Sunday, in Alexandria and Tanta.

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