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Egyptian Soldier Killed in Cairo

Mar 13, 2014

Masked gunmen in Cairo shot dead a soldier Thursday after opening fire on an army bus.

Gunmen attacked the bus in the eastern district of Cairo, reportedly the first attack on Egyptian military in the country's capital. Three journalists were also injured in the attack.

Although no militant group has claimed responsibility, the Egyptian military blamed the Muslim Brotherhood, reports the BBC. The army posted a message on its Facebook page accusing “armed men belonging to the terrorist Brotherhood group of targeting an armed forces company.”

It is the most recent in a series of attacks on the Egyptian military. The government is attempting to crack down on the Muslim Brotherhood, denouncing it as a terrorist group and arresting many of its members since the imprisonment of President Mohamed Morsi last year.

[BBC]

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