Middle East

Gunmen kill 1 policeman, wound 2 at Cairo church: security

Supporters of Egypt's army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi wear Egyptian flags and hold military boots on their heads as a sign of support for military rule, during a demonstration outside a police academy, where the trial of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood is due to take place, on the outskirts of Cairo, January 28, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

CAIRO: Gunmen shot dead a policemen guarding a church in Cairo on Tuesday, and wounded two others, security sources said, hours after another attack claimed the life of a police general.

The shootings come a day after Egypt's military backed its chief Field Marshall Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who led the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, to run for the presidency.

Security sources said gunmen in a car opened fire at the policemen guarding a church in western Cairo, killing one and wounding two. One assailant was arrested while two others fled on foot.





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