Military conscript killed in attack on checkpoint

Unknown attackers opened fire on a military checkpoint on the Ismailia-Cairo desert road on Sunday, killing one conscript and leaving three other military personnel injured, according to the office of the spokesman of the Armed Forces.

Men in a car opened fire on a checkpoint on Sunday evening when approaching a military checkpoint that would not allow immediate passage. The attackers fled the scene after opening fire and were not found in the aftermath of the gunfire that left a conscript fatally wounded.

Emergency law was extended on Thursday for an additional two months for “security reasons” according to the cabinet.

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