An Egyptian policeman has been killed in an exchange of gunfire with suspected militants near the centre of the capital Cairo, state television says.
Two private television stations broadcast what they called footage of the shooting.
The channels and two security sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that the gunmen were killed.
“Initial investigations show that the suspects were planning to carry out terrorist acts,” said one of the security sources.
Explosives and weapons were found with the suspects, the security source added.
The exchange took place in the al-Amiyira district, the stations said, asking residents to stay indoors.
Originally published as Egyptian policeman killed in gunbattle: TV