Egyptian forces killed four armed men near a checkpoint on the Cairo-Ismailia road after an exchange of gunfire with several vehicles, Egyptian officials told Ma’an.

Soldiers searched one of the assailants’ vehicles following the incident and found two automatic rifles and ammunition.

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An Egyptian officer and soldier were killed in the gunfight, and two others were injured.

Egypt’s army later arrested two suspected gunmen who had participated in the attack. The men admitted to taking part in the attack on the checkpoint, Egyptian military officials said.

Meanwhile, unidentified gunmen shot dead an Egyptian police officer in el-Arish on Sunday.

Witnesses told Ma’an that two gunmen approached a police station and shot officer Hamdi Abed al-Aziz Abed al-Tawab, 35, in the head, killing him instantly.

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