Soldiers and officials inspect the site where gunmen killed six soldiers at a Cairo checkpoint yesterday. Qatar condemned the attack that took place in Shubra Al Khaima. A Foreign Ministry official said Qatar strongly condemns such acts which target the security and stability of Egypt.
CAIRO: Gunmen shot dead six army officers near Cairo yesterday, the second attack on Egyptian security forces in three days that the military has blamed on the Muslim Brotherhood of deposed president Mohamed Mursi.
The attack on a military police checkpoint was carried out by unidentified gunmen who then fled. A senior security source said two bombs found near the checkpoint had also been defused.
The army released a statement, blaming the Brotherhood, but the outlawed movement’s leader Amr Darrag denied the accusation. “I condemn the killing of Egyptian soldiers. How can the Muslim Brotherhood be accused a few minutes after the attack with no evidence or investigation,” he said on Twitter. Reuters