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12 Nov 2019 | 01:52 PM UTC

Egypt: At least three policemen killed in Kafr al-Hasafa November 11

Egypt News Alert

Militant attack at a checkpoint kills three police officers in Kafr al-Hasafa (Qalyubia Governorate) on November 11; heightened security expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/12/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/14/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Cairo). COUNTRY/REGION Kafr al-Hasafa (Qalyubia Governorate)

Event

Unidentified gunmen opened fire on a checkpoint located in Kafr al-Hasafa village (Qalyubia Governorate) on Monday, November 11, killing at least three police officers. A heightened security presence has been reported in the area and in neighboring villages following the incident, police officers have continued the search for the assailants who fled the scene.

No group has immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. An investigation is ongoing.

Further attacks targeting security forces are possible in Egypt in the near term.

Advice

Individuals in Egypt are advised to monitor developments, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments, report suspicious behavior and objects to the authorities, remain vigilant when visiting areas susceptible to terrorist activity (e.g. tourist sites, churches, international and government buildings, public transportation hubs, etc.), and anticipate similar security operations over the near term.

 

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