Two policemen were killed and five police personnel were severely injured by gunshots during the pursuit of a suspected criminal in Wadi Feiran in South Sinai. Five policemen were transferred to Sharm el-Sheikh hospital.
Mahmoud al-Hefnawy, South Sinai security director, stated that the suspect is accused of kidnapping tourists and robbing cars.
"A police officer took heavy fire while chasing the suspect. Two police officers were killed and five police personnel were injured, including Captain Mohamed Ahmed Taha and soldier Mohamed Ahmed Ameen,” said a security source.
He added that the injured policemen are currently in critical condition.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm