Militants kill 5 Egyptian policemen in northern Sinai

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Egyptian security officials said Monday suspected militants have attacked police in the northern Sinai Peninsula, killing five of them and wounding another five.

They said that the militants opened fire on an army vehicle before setting it on fire in the city of el-Arish.

When reinforcements arrived, the militants set off a roadside bomb. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief reporters.

Egypt has been struggling to combat an insurgency in the northern Sinai.

Most of the attacks, including an assault on an army post earlier this month that killed 23 soldiers, have been claimed by a ISIS terrorist group affiliate.



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