A new Egyptian militant group, the Hasam Movement, on Saturday claimed responsibility for the killing of a policeman in the country's north.
Gunmen shot Gamal al-Deeb, a policeman working with the Homeland Security agency, eight times outside his home in the northern Beheira province shortly after midnight, the interior ministry said. He died of a bullet to the head.
"The Hasam Movement's assassination squad has carried out the field execution of the hardened criminal Gamal al-Deeb who committed his crimes in all ages," the group said in a statement on social media. "He deserved the bullet of justice that found its way to his head and the seven others in his body."