Cairo - Gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on a checkpoint in Egypt late Tuesday, killing a policeman and seriously wounding two others, security officials said.
The attack took place in an area called El-Badrasheen in southern Cairo where policemen have previously been targeted in similar attacks.
There were no immediate details about the assailants, who fled the scene.
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Jihadists have regularly attacked security forces since the country's then army chief and now president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, overthrew Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi in 2013.
Jihadists say the attacks are in retaliation for a crackdown targeting Morsi's supporters that has left hundreds dead and thousands imprisoned.