Three killed east of Cairo in militant drive-by shooting
Egyptian security authorities have been frequently targeted by militants since the interim government's crackdown on pro-Morsi supporters last August (File Archive/AFP)
Three policemen were killed in a drive-by shooting east of Cairo Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.
Egypt's state news agency told AP that the attack, which took place in the early hours of Wednesday morning, left three police officials dead while they were on patrol on the Suez-Ismailia road.
The gunmen, who shot the officials in a drive-by, have not yet been identified and authorities are still searching for the attackers.
Police and related security officials have been a frequent target of attacks since the oust of former Islamist president Mohammed Morsi in July 2013 as tensions increase between the military-run interim government and all opposition figures to the current leadership.
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