IS claims Egypt attack that killed 2 police officers in Giza

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Posted: Jan 09, 2016 9:36 AM
IS claims Egypt attack that killed 2 police officers in Giza

HURGHADA, Egypt (AP) — A local Islamic State affiliate in Egypt has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed two policemen in the country's Giza province.

Earlier Saturday, Egypt's Interior Ministry said gunmen killed two policemen while they were on their way to work. However, the IS group claims it killed more than two officers, but did not give an exact number.

The Associated Press could not independently verify the online claim, but it bore the design and logo of the group's previous statements. It was circulated by the group's sympathizers on social media.

Saturday's attack came a day after two knife-wielding militants stabbed three tourists at a hotel in Egypt's Red Sea city of Hurghada. Earlier this week, the local IS affiliate claimed a hotel attack near the Pyramids that did not wound anyone.