Egyptian Police - file photo
CAIRO – 6 June 2017: Two of the attackers involved in the terrorist attack, which targeted a checkpoint in Al-Ayat district on Wednesday, Giza governorate, were arrested according to what a security source told Egypt Today, Thursday.
The attackers were identified as students from nearby areas to the checkpoint. However, the investigations regarding the incident are still ongoing.
Wednesday morning, two police officers and one conscript were killed in a terrorist attack targeting their checkpoint. Security forces commented in a statement saying, “An anonymous armed group attacked the checkpoint, shot the police officers, and ran away.”
The Public Prosecution Office has ordered the launching of an investigation and referred the case to the military prosecution.
In a statement on Thursday, Minister of Endowment, Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa, condemned the attack saying “our whole security was targeted by this terrorist attack, not only the three officers,” adding, “Our country won’t be defeated by terrorism.”
On Tuesday, three security personnel were killed and another ten injured in an armored explosion south of Arish city, North Sinai, according to sources interviewed by Egypt Today.
The ten injured personnel were transferred to Arish Hospital for further medical examinations. A medical report issued later stated that the injuries included fractures and shrapnel wounds. The deceased personnel's bodies were handed to their families.
On June 18, two police officers were killed in a blast targeting a Central Security Forces (CSF) vehicle on the Autostrad Road near the Cairo suburb of Maadi. Four security personnel were also injured.