Sources from Giza Security Department said on Thursday that terrorists tried to assassinate Lieutenant Colonel Mohamed Mokhtar, chief detective of al-Saff police station in Giza, on his way home.
“Four masked men targeted the police vehicle that Saff chief detective was riding in. They fired shots at him under al-Aghsas bridge in Giza,” the source told Al-Masry Al-Youm.
“Lieutenant Colonel Mohamed Mokhtar responded by shooting them. However, they escaped to a remote agricultural area on the road,” he added.
Security troops are combing the area to arrest the gunmen.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm