Last Update 1:36
Saturday, 21 September 2019

Ambulance attacked in North Sinai, paramedic killed

Ahram Online , Sunday 6 Mar 2016
Views: 1437
Views: 1437

An ambulance transferring conscripts from an earlier attack in North Sinai's El-Shadaid on Sunday was shot at by unknown assailants, killing one paramedic, Ambulance Authority head Ahmed El-Ansary told Ahram Online.

A security source told Aswat Masriya that earlier in the day an explosive device detonated while a police vehicle was passing by in Sheikh Zuweid, killing two conscripts and injuring another.

It's unclear whether the gunmen who targeted the ambulance were also behind the earlier attack. 

The attack comes only a few days after unknown assailants targeted an ambulance in North Sinai's El-Arish, wounding two paramedics, who sustained minor injuries. 

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Egypt's army has been fighting an Islamist insurgency in parts of North Sinai, which has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of militants and members of security forces.

Earlier on Sunday, Egypt's army spokesperson said that the army killed five “terrorist elements” in a shootout at a security checkpoint in Sheikh Zuweid after assailants reportedly opened fire on the troops.

Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.