Egypt’s state news agency said gunmen attacked a checkpoint manned by the military police in a suburb north of Cairo on early Saturday, killing six of them, officials said.

Separately, the country’s most active militant group said that one of its founding leaders was killed when a bomb he was carrying was set off by a car accident.

Maj. Gen. Mahmoud Yousri, chief of security of Qalubiya province, told MENA that the attackers stormed the checkpoint in Shubra al-Kheima. Health ministry official Zakariya Abed Rabbo said six soldiers died. […]