4 Egyptian police killed in drive-by shooting near famed Step Pyramid

November 28, 2015 2:57 PM

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4 Egyptian police killed in drive-by shooting near famed Step Pyramid

CAIRO -- A drive-by shooting killed four Egyptian police near a famed historic site on the outskirts of Cairo on Saturday and a military helicopter crashed due to a "sudden technical failure" northeast of the capital, officials said.

Masked gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on a security checkpoint near Saqqara, said police Maj. Gen. Khaled Shalaby. The tourist site is home to the 4,600-year-old Step Pyramid. No one immediately claimed the attack.

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