Soldiers in a convoy secure a military funeral ceremony of security personnel killed in attacks in Sinai, outside Almaza military airbase where the funerals were held, in Cairo, January 30, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
CAIRO, May 9 (Aswat Masriya) - Two policemen were killed in North Sinai after armed assailants fired at them in separate incidents on Saturday, security sources said.
In one of the attacks, unidentified gunmen in a car shot a traffic policeman outside a school, the sources told Aswat Masriya.
While in the other incident, assailants shot at a policeman walking down the street in North Sinai's capital, al-Arish city.
Earlier today, the armed forces spokesman announced that a total of 725 suspected militants have been killed by Egyptian security forces in the six months between late October and late April.
Militancy inside Egypt has seen a significant rise since July 2013, with most attacks targeting security forces in North Sinai.
A state of emergency and a night-time curfew have been in place in parts of North Sinai since attacks in October left over 30 security personnel dead.