2 policemen killed in North Sinai - security sources

Saturday 09-05-2015 02:23 PM
2 policemen killed in North Sinai - security sources

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. 

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