An explosive device targeting a police bus in Beheira detonated on the side of a road on Monday, leaving three police officers dead and 23 others injured, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement.
The injured were transferred to the hospital following the incident, while explosives experts surveyed the surrounding areas for other explosive devices.
In a separate event, Ali Abdel Wahab, an officer in the Beni Suef Security Directorate, died Monday as a result of injuries sustained after being shot last week.
Unknown assailants shot Abdel Wahab in Fayoum while he was on his way to work. He was wounded by six bullets and was transported to hospital for medical treatment, where he died.
The Ministry of Interior mourned the dead officer, with Minister Magdy Abdel Ghaffar ordered all sorts of support to the Abdel Wahab’s family.
Shootings have become common in Egypt since the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, mainly targeting police and army officers, as well as state officials.
Earlier this month, a bomb exploded near the Heliopolis Court, leaving three injured, including security personnel. A senior police officer died a week later due to injuries sustained in the attack.
Extremist militant group Ajnad Misr claimed responsibility for the attack on the same day via their Twitter account.
The month of June witnessed one of the most high profile attacks with the assassination of prosecutor general Hisham Barakat, also in Heliopolis. Barakat died on the same day in Nozha Hospital due to injuries sustained in the attack.