Four Egyptian police have been killed in a drive-by shooting, security officials say.
The shooting happened in the Saqqara area, some 35km (22 miles) south of the capital Cairo.
Saqqara is the location of the famous step pyramid of Djoser.
The unidentified attackers opened fire on a police checkpoint from a motorbike, officials say.
Egypt has seen increased attacks on security forces since the army ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsy in July 2013.
Most incidents have been confined to the restive Sinai peninsula.
There, the authorities are battling jihadists who have pledged loyalty to the co-called Islamic State (ISIS) group.
ISIS’s local affiliate says it was behind the crash of a Russian jet in Sinai, which killed all 224 people on board.
SOURCE: AFRICA REVIEW