Four unidentified gunmen launched an attack targeting a police car in New Nozha, a Cairo suburb, on Sunday, April 7, killing the driver of the vehicle and a police officer and wounding two other policemen. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Similar attacks targeting security forces are possible in the Cairo area over the near term.
Egyptian security forces are regularly targeted by extremist groups as the police and army continue to carry out counterterrorism operations under the auspices of "Comprehensive Operation - Sinai 2018," which aims to neutralize militant and terrorist groups operating in the Sinai Peninsula, Nile Delta, and the Western Desert. The targets of the raids are not confirmed by independent reporting and foreign tourists have previously been killed in similar operations.
Individuals in Egypt are advised to monitor the situation, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments, report suspicious behavior and objects to the police, and remain vigilant when visiting areas vulnerable to terrorist attacks (e.g. tourist sites, churches, international and government buildings, public transportation hubs, etc.).
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