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Two Killed in Attack on Security Checkpoint in Egypt’s Luxor Governorate

Two Killed in Attack on Security Checkpoint in Egypt’s Luxor Governorate

Mohammed Mohammed Al-Baei, 37, was killed in the attack in Esna, Luxor on Thursday night.

Two people were killed on Thursday night after a number of gunmen opened fire on a security personnel in Egypt’s Luxor governorate.

According to state-media Al-Ahram, the security checkpoint in the town Esna was attacked when police attempted to stop a car for a security check.

Luxor’s Security Directorate later announced that one of the assailants had been arrested and the vehicle used in the attack had been found. According to Youm7, the vehicle contained a suicide-bomb vest and weapons.

The victims were identified as 37-year-old police officer Mohammed Mohammed Al-Baei and 27-year-old civilian Mohamed Abdelmagd Mohamed Mahmoud Al-Khateeb. Al-Khateeb was reportedly passing by when the attack unfolded. Three other people were injured in the attack.

The motive behind the attack remains unclear. Both terrorism and crime are being investigated by Egypt’s prosecution.

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