3 policemen injured in Egypt shooting

– No group has claimed responsibility for the shooting attack

Three policemen were injured in a drive-by shooting near the Egyptian capital on Tuesday, according to Anadolu Agency.

Unidentified gunmen on a motorbike opened fire on a police checkpoint in Nahya village, west of Cairo, Egyptian authorities said.

A statement released by the Giza security directorate gave no account of casualties in the shooting.

Eyewitnesses, however, said that three policemen were injured in the attack.

No group has claimed responsibility for the shooting attack.

Egypt has been roiled by violence and turmoil since the military deposed Mohamed Morsi, the country’s first freely elected president, in a 2013 military coup.

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who took office following his military coup against Morsi, “leads a country that remains in a human rights crisis. Authorities have effectively banned protests, imprisoned tens of thousands—often after unfair trials—and outlawed the country’s largest opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood. A sweeping counterterrorism law has expanded the authorities’ powers. National Security officers commit torture and enforced disappearances, and many detainees have died in custody from mistreatment. The government continues to investigate independent NGOs and put journalists on trial,” according to Human Rights Watch.