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Egypt police killed in IS attack near Cairo

Egypt has tightened security after hundreds of its security forces have been killed in a spate of jihadist attacks since 2013Eight policemen were shot dead on Cairo’s southern outskirts in an attack claimed Sunday by the Islamic State group, one of its deadliest in mainland Egypt. The interior ministry said four assailants in a truck intercepted a van carrying the policemen in the district of Helwan, just south of Cairo, and sprayed them with automatic rifle fire. It said those killed in the shooting overnight included a lieutenant and seven lower ranking policemen who had been on patrol in plain clothing.

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