Daesh terrorists claim attack killing 8 Egyptian police in Cairo suburb

Gunmen opened fire on a minivan filled with plain clothed police officers in a Cairo suburb early Sunday, killing eight of them, including an officer, Egypt’s state news agency reported.

The Daesh terrorist group’s Egyptian branch claimed the attack later in the day in a statement circulated on social media.

The attack was the deadliest in the heavily policed capital since November, when gunmen attacked a security checkpoint, killing four policemen.

MENA said the police were inspecting security in the south Cairo suburb of Helwan early Sunday when four gunmen in a pickup opened fire on them.

Interior Minister Magdy Abdel-Ghaffar ordered an investigation into the attack, calling the eight “heroes of the police martyrs who sacrificed their lives to preserve the security of the homeland and the people.”

SOURCE: National News Agency