An army lieutenant was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at the Ezzedine checkpoint on the Cairo-Ismailia desert road at dawn Thursday.
Army lieutenant killed at Ismailia checkpoint
By Egypt Independent
Friday ,06 September 2013
The lieutenant has been named as Mohamed Hassan.
The officer's body has reportedly been transferred to a morgue.
Mohamed al-Anani, head of Ismailia Security Directorate, reported that unknown attackers fired at the checkpoint from a mango farm close by.
Hassan suffered a gunshot wound to the neck and died before reaching the hospital, Anani said, referring to a report from a detective at an Ismailia police station.
Police and army troops combed the area following the incident. The military prosecution has been notified to investigate the incident.