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5 Egyptian policemen dead, 2 injured in drive-by shooting

Jan. 23, 2014 at 7:01 AM

CAIRO, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Five Egyptian policemen were killed and two others injured Thursday in a drive-by shooting at a checkpoint in Beni Suef governorate, officials said.

"Masked gunmen on two motorcycles opened fire ... on the forces at the checkpoint," the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

Violence by militants supporting former President Mohamed Morsi has increased outside Cairo in recent weeks, spreading to populated areas in the Sinai Peninsula, Ahram Online reported.

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