Two senior police officers and a policeman have been killed in the south of Egypt while giving chase to a wanted fraudster in a hilly area.
Security services said two generals and a private were travelling on a desert motorway near the city of Aswan when their vehicle rolled over.
The alleged fraudster – a moped taxi driver named Mustafa al-Bank – was accused of collecting millions of dollars after persuading villagers to sell him herds of cattle at a high price, promising to pay them three weeks later.
When villagers learned that he was on the run, they surrounded his house before police eventually arrested him, some reports say he had collected over 100million dollars. ENDS