Aug 18, 2014 5:25 AM
CAIRO (AP) - An Egyptian security official says gunmen have shot and killed a policeman who was on patrol north of Cairo.
The official says the incident happened early on Monday in the Nile Delta province of Gharbiya.
He says two policemen had approached a suspicious-looking car by the roadside, when gunmen inside it opened fire, killing one policeman and seriously wounding the other.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media.
Attacks and bombings targeting Egyptian security forces, the military, as well as government buildings and other installations have been on the rise since the military overthrew the country's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in July 2013.
(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
2 hours ago
Do you have a tip, information about a breaking news story, or a story idea for 6 Investigates? Contact the KRIS 6 News Desk at 361-884-6666 or send us an email.
Send us your feedback. We want to hear from you!
Look at photos and videos and share them!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Website
Get KRISTV.com on your mobile or PDA!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Apps
Get our mobile apps on your mobile or PDA!
See the latest winning numbers!
|6 News Team
Read about your favorite KRIS-TV personalities!
|FCC Online Public File
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and more