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Police officer and soldier killed on the outskirts of Cairo

A police officer and a soldier have been killed in a shooting on the outskirts of Cairo.

Saturday's shooting was in the Giza area near Cairo Credit: Google Maps

According to Egyptian state news the two officials were shot in their car in the Giza area on Saturday and checkpoints were immediately put in place to "crack down on the attackers and catch them".

The shooting came the day after three foreign tourists were stabbed in a militant attack on a hotel in the Red Sea resort city of Hurghada, Egypt.

Court rejects ex-Egyptian president Mubarak's appeal

Hosni Mubarak waves to supporters during a court appearance in April 2013. Credit: Reuters

Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak has had an appeal against his three-year jail sentence on corruption charges denied.

According to Reuters Egypt's court of appeal rejected appeals from both Mubarak, and his two sons.

Mubarak, was jailed alongside his sons last May after reportedly diverting public funds earmarked to renovate presidential palaces and using the money to upgrade family properties.


Egypt-bound plane emergency landing after bomb threat

A plane flying from Warsaw to the Egyptian resort of Hurghada has made an emergency landing in Bulgaria following a bomb threat, Bulgarian authorities said.

The flight, carrying 161 people, made an emergency landing in the Black Sea city of Burgas.

A spokeswoman for the Burgas airport said all passengers and crew were evacuated, but no explosives have been found aboard.

The plane landed in Burgas at 05.48 a.m. (0348 GMT) after a request for flight number LLP8015 travelling from Warsaw to Hurghada to make an emergency landing, due to a report of the presence of explosives on board

– Burgas airport spokeswoman

A police spokeswoman said crew were alerted to a possible bomb by a passenger, who when questioned, admitted to having consumed alcohol.

Polish national carrier LOT said the aircraft did not belong to the airline but was a charter, destined for the Egyptian city of Hurghada.

The airport remains closed.

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