Cairo – Egypt’s Interior Ministry said on Tuesday that three policemen were killed and five others injured in a shooting in Cairo late Monday.
A statement issued on the ministry’s Facebook page said the attack occurred just before midnight, when armed men in two vehicles shot at police officers in the city of Nasr eastern Cairo.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which comes just weeks after two ISIS suicide bombers killed at least 45 in deadly church bombings in Alexandria and Tanta, one of the bloodiest attacks the country has experienced in years.
Four years ago, extremists have increased their attacks on security forces in Egypt’s north of Sinai, killing hundreds of security personnel.
Other deadly attacks were perpetrated in Cairo and other cities, while the Egyptian Army says that it has killed hundreds of extremists.