Unidentified gunmen were reported to have shot dead a security guard outside the embassy of Niger in Cairo on Wednesday early morning, the Egyptian interior ministry said in a statement.
Gunmen in a car opened fire on guards outside the embassy of the Western African republic at around 1:00 a.m., the ministry said. Security services were searching for the perpetrators, it added. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack in Giza, which is part of the greater Cairo metro area. Egypt has been facing insurgency mainly based in North Sinai. Hundreds of soldiers and policemen have been killed in the country since mid-2013, when then-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi after protests against his rule.