The blast hit the bus carrying the policemen to work posts in a village in the northern Nile Delta province of Baheira, around 260 kilometers North of Cairo, Interior Ministry said.

"Three policemen were killed and 33 others were wounded," a Health Ministry Spokesman said. The security forces have launched a manhunt to nab the attackers.
He had taken over the office following the 2011 overthrow of longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak. The insurgency, mainly backed by Egypt's IS affiliate Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis which has often attacked the security forces, mostly centered on the Sinai Peninsula, But, of late, it has spread to other parts of the country.
On Thursday, 29 people, including six policemen, died in a car bomb triggered by the IS targeting a police building in Cairo. The dreaded group has also claimed the July 11 car bomb attack on the Italian consulate in downtown Cairo in which a passerby was killed.

The militants say their attack is in retaliation for a police crackdown targeting Morsi supporters. More than 600 security personnel have been killed during the insurgency.


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