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Islamic state claims responsibility for attack on police officer, soldier in Cairo suburb - statement
January 9, 2016 / 2:05 PM / 2 years ago

Islamic state claims responsibility for attack on police officer, soldier in Cairo suburb - statement

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic state has claimed responsibility for an armed attack on a police officer and a soldier in the Cairo suburb of Giza, a statement from the group posted on messaging service Telegram said.

Armed men shot dead a police officer and a soldier while they were in their car in the Giza area, on the outskirts of Cairo on Saturday.

Egypt is fighting a wave of Islamist militancy against security forces.

Reporting by Asma Alsharif Editing by Jeremy Gaunt

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