Egypt army's Giza checkpoint attacked

Unidentified armed men fired at a checkpoint manned by Egyptian army soldiers in Giza, no injuries

Egypt army's Giza checkpoint attacked

World Bulletin/News Desk

Unidentified armed men fired at a checkpoint manned by Egyptian army soldiers on Remaya Square in the province of Giza, west of Cairo, shortly after midnight.

Eyewitnesses told Anadolu Agency that the militants were driving a car when they approached the checkpoint and shot at the army soldiers.

The soldiers fired back at the attackers who fled the scene, they added.

The Egyptian army had sent additional enforcements and beefed up security in the area, which contains an army camp, an army recruitment office and the army's Shooting Club.

There were no reports of casualties among the army soldiers.   

The attack took place a few minutes after the night time curfew had come into effect in Cairo and Giza.

It fell hard on the heels of a bloody day in which at least 51 people were killed and 268 others injured in clashes between security forces and pro-democracy demonstrators who were trying to reach the iconic Tahrir square to protest the army's July 3 ouster of elected president Mohamed Morsi.

Egypt was celebrating on Sunday the 40th anniversary of its 1973 war victory over Israel.

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