Masked gunmen opened fire on an army bus in Cairo on Thursday, killing one soldier and wounding three in a rare attack on troops in the Egyptian capital, security officials and a military spokesman said.

The bus, which belongs to the army’s Military Police, was driving through the capital’s Amiriyah district when it was targeted, the security officials said.

The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media, did not say who was responsible for the attack, which bore the hallmarks of militants.

But the armed forces spokesman, Col. Ahmed Mohammed Ali, blamed the Muslim Brotherhood the country’s leading Islamist group from which ousted President Mohamed Morsy hails for the early morning attack.

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