FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2013 file photo, Egyptians evacuate a wounded man during clashes between security forces and supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi in Ramses Street, downtown Cairo. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
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Masked gunmen riding on motorcycles opened fire at a police checkpoint in central Egypt early on Thursday, killing five policemen and wounding two, the Interior Ministry said.No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but Egypt has seen a sharp rise in drive-by shootings and attacks targeting police and the military in the aftermath of the popularly-backed coup last July in which the army ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Egypt has experienced bouts of political violence since Mubarak's 2011 ouster but attacks targeting police and the military increased after the coup that ousted Morsi.
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