A roadside bomb went off in the early hours on Sunday, killing an officer and injuring four others, the Egyptian Ministry of the Interior said in a statement.
According to the ministry's statement, published on Facebook, the bomb targeted a police vehicle which was carrying a group of police officers and conscripts.
The four injured include an officer and three conscripts who were transferred to the hospital for treatment. Egypt has witnessed several attacks since the January 2011 revolution that toppled ex-president Hosni Mubarak.
The attacks, mainly targeting the police and the military, increased after the ouster of Islamist ex-president Mohamed Morsi in 2013 by the military following massive protests against his rule.
Hundreds of police and army personnel have been killed since then..