Five policemen killed in attack in north Sinai - agency

Monday 09-01-2017 09:48 AM

Military checkpoint in Arish, North Sinai - Reuters

CAIRO, Jan. 9 (Aswat Masriya) – Five Egyptian policemen were killed and 10 were injured in an attack that targeted a checkpoint in North Sinai on Monday morning.

Reuters reported that three civilians were among the injured. 

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack that took place in al-Arish city.  

Following the ouster of former president Mohamed Mursi in 2013, the Sinai Peninsula has become a restive area with a number of attacks targeting security personnel, police officer, as well as high-ranking judges.

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