Egyptian policeman shot dead in revenge attack
CAIRO - Reuters
Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi protest against the military and interior ministry, as they show the "Rabaa" or "four" gesture near a police car, in reference to the police clearing of Rabaa al-Adawiya protest camp on August 14, in the southern suburb of Maadi September 3, 2013. REUTERS photoAn Egyptian policeman was shot dead and another wounded on Wednesday at a checkpoint in the southern town of Aswan, the Interior Ministry said, in what appeared to be a revenge killing.
The attack was carried out by relatives of a man killed earlier in an exchange of fire with police at the checkpoint.
The man had tried to avoid the police by reversing at speed away from the checkpoint, an Interior Ministry statement said.
Aswan is around 900 km (560 miles) south of Cairo on the River Nile.