News

Police Officer Killed In Attack Outside Niger Embassy in Egypt

Police Officer Killed In Attack Outside Niger Embassy in Egypt

Egypt-Police-Officer

A police officer has been killed and two others injured after at least one gunman opened fire outside Niger’s Embassy in Giza’s Al-Haram district.

According to Giza’s Security Directorate, the officers killed and injured had been standing guard at the Embassy.

Giza’s Security Director Major General Tarek Nasr arrived at the scene on early Wednesday following the shooting. Investigations are currently underway and witnesses are being interviewed, announced the Security Director.

Initial investigations have revealed at least 15 bullets were fired at the security personnel. The vehicle driven by the perpetrator(s) has been described as a White Verna with no license plates attached, reported Youm7.

Meanwhile, Egypt’s Ministry of Interior stated that it had shut down nearby streets and is conducting a search for the perpetrators.

Despite the attack taking place outside Niger’s Embassy, a government source believes that the attack intended to target security officials and not the Embassy or its staff. The Embassy was closed at the time as the attack occurred after midnight.

Earlier in July, a bomb struck Italy’s Consulate and Cultural Centre near downtown Cairo and Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Saturday morning bomb killed one pedestrian and extensively damaged the Italian Consulate and nearby buildings.

Freed Al Jazeera Journalist Optimistic About Re-Trial Of Fellow Journalsits
Egypt Succeeds At Reducing The Number Of Hepatitis C Patients

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

1000_1472412595osama_mursi_22415

Former President Morsi’s Son Arrested

Egyptian StreetsDecember 9, 2016
azzasoliman

Egyptian Women’s Rights Activist Azza Soliman Released on Bail after Arrest

Egyptian StreetsDecember 8, 2016
Credit: Martin Roemers/Anastasia Photo

Professors and Doctors Among 45 Arrested in Egypt Organ Trafficking Ring

Egyptian StreetsDecember 6, 2016
05black

Egypt’s Foreign Reserves Rise to $US 23 Billion

Egyptian StreetsDecember 6, 2016
1200x-1-1024x697-1

Naguib Sawiris Steps Down as CEO of Orascom in Surprise Resignation

Egyptian StreetsDecember 6, 2016
One of the leaked images allegedly from a Heinz Egypt factory.

Senior Heinz Egypt Employee Arrested After 62 Tonnes of Rotten Tomatoes Found

Egyptian StreetsDecember 6, 2016
sticlute-de-parfum-2

Import Tariffs on 320 Goods Increased by up to 60 Percent in Egypt

Aswat MasriyaDecember 5, 2016
One of the leaked images allegedly from a Heinz Egypt factory.

‘Disgusting Video’ of Ketchup Production Called Misleading by Heinz Egypt

Egyptian StreetsDecember 4, 2016
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2016 ES Media UG. All Rights Reserved.