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Low-ranking police officer shot dead in Egypt’s North Sinai

The officer was shot in front of his house in North Sinai's Al-Arish

Ahram Online , Monday 20 Jun 2016
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An Egyptian military vehicle is seen on the highway in northern Sinai, Egypt, in this May 25, 2015 file photo (Reuters)
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Unknown assailants shot dead a low-ranking police officer in North Sinai late on Sunday, Egypt’s interior ministry said in a statement.

The officer was killed in front of his house in Al-Arish, the provincial capital.

The assailants are still at large.

Earlier on the same day in the North Sinai governorate, an improvised explosive device went off, killing a police captain and injuring another person. 

Egypt's security forces are fighting a decade-long Islamist insurgency in parts of North Sinai, which has spiked since 2013.

An ongoing military campaign aims at purging the governorate of militants through "pre-emptive strikes against terrorist elements," according to an army statement in May.

A state of emergency has been imposed in areas of North Sinai since August 2013 after violence erupted following the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

 

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