THIRD EGYPTIAN POLICEMAN DIES OF WOUNDS AFTER CAIRO BLAST

CAIRO (Reuters) – Three policemen were killed and five people were wounded, three of them civilians, when an explosive device carried by a militant they were chasing detonated in central Cairo on Monday night.

The interior ministry said two policemen died when the bomb went off in El-Darb al-Ahmar district in the capital’s old Islamic Cairo, while three officers were wounded. A security source and newspapers, including Al-Masry Al-Youm, reported on Tuesday that one of the injured officers had died of his wounds.

It was the third security incident to hit the country in the past week, including an attack on a military checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that left 15 soldiers and seven militants dead.

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