Egypt: Motorcycle gunmen kill five police officers

Masked gunmen riding motorcycles killed five Egyptian policemen in an attack on a checkpoint south of Cairo on Thursday, the Interior Ministry said.


The attack in the province of Beni Suef, 100 km (62 miles) south of Cairo, was carried out by men riding two motorcycles, a ministry statement said. "They opened fire heavily on the forces at the checkpoint," the statement said. Two policemen were wounded. (Reuters)