Egyptian cop killed in revenge attack
04 September 2013, 15:02
Cairo - An Egyptian policeman was shot dead and another
wounded on Wednesday at a checkpoint in the southern town of Aswan, the interior
ministry said, in what appeared to be a revenge killing.
The attack was carried out by relatives of a man killed
earlier in an exchange of fire with police at the checkpoint.
The man had tried to avoid the police by reversing at
speed away from the checkpoint, an interior ministry statement said.
Aswan is around 900km south of Cairo on the River Nile.