Five separate attacks on security personnel occurred in Fayoum Friday, killing one and injuring two.
Police conscript Hassan Abdel-Hakam, was killed during a drive-by shooting at a police checkpoint, with a 21-year-old conscript injured in the same attack, the Ministry of Interior said Saturday.
Another conscript was injured in an attack on a police station in the town of Ibsheway, state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram reported. Al-Ahram added that three other attacks took place at different police locations across the governorate.
Since the forcible dispersal of sit-ins supporting ousted president Mohamed Morsi in August 2013, police and army personnel and facilities have come under increasing attack, causing numerous causalities.
In many cases of attacks against police facilities and institutions, suspects are designated as Muslim Brotherhood members.
However, the Brotherhood usually denies such accusations, saying that they are for “propaganda purposes”.