5 police officers killed in attack in central Egypt
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Checkpoint in the Beni Suef province on January 23, 2014 where gunmen on motorbikes opened fire on policemen.
(CNN) -- Five police officers were killed and two others were wounded in an attack early Thursday in central Egypt, the country's state news agency said.
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They were fired at by attackers riding a motorcycle at a checkpoint, according to the agency, Egynews.
Police are conducting a search for the attackers in the area around Bani Soueif, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) south of Cairo, Egynews reported.
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