Egypt founder of militant group killed

 Hamam Mohamed Attia
Police killed Hamam Mohamed Attia hours after a policeman was killed in a bomb blast next to a checkpoint on a bridge in Cairo.

Egyptian security forces have killed the head of a militant group responsible for deadly attacks on police.

According to a statement released by the interior ministry, Hammam Mohamed Attiyah was killed in an exchange of fire with security forces during a raid on an apartment in southern Cairo.

No date for the incident was given, and there was no immediate confirmation from militant group Ajnad Misr.

Attiyah’s reported death came hours after the group claimed responsibility for a bombing that killed a policeman in an affluent Cairo neighborhood.

Hamam Mohamed Attia was killed hours after a policeman was killed in a bomb blast next to a checkpoint on a bridge in Cairo.

The explosion, in the upmarket Zamalek district, injured several more people on the May 15 bridge.

A militant Islamist group named Ajnad Misr (Soldiers of Egypt) said that it had carried out the attack.

Ajnad Misr has been targeting police officers and soldiers in attacks around the city.

Violence by Islamist militant groups has increased since the overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi in 2013.