An Ismailia security officer was killed early Wednesday after being shot in the chest in an exchange of gunfire with armed robbers on the Cairo-Ismailia road.
Diaa Mohamed al-Sayyed was killed while his patrol was checking security on the road as five men attempted to steal a vehicle. One of the robbers was shot in the groin, two were arrested, and two managed to escape.
Security forces are combing the area near the scene of the incident in search of the suspects. Investigators had found that both are former convicts, and that the car in their possession had been reported as stolen.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm