An Egyptian militant group says it is responsible for an attack on an Egyptian police convoy in Cairo that killed three officers and wounded five.

The Hasm group later announced on social media that it had carried out the attack.

The convoy was going through a roundabout in the capital when the gunmen attacked.

The government says Hasm is linked to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood Movement of deposed islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

The secretive group has previously claimed responsibility for deadly attacks against security forces as well as assassination attempts targeting a pro-government Muslim cleric and Egypt’s deputy prosecutor general.

-Press TV