Last Update 11:44
Thursday, 18 July 2019

Three policemen die after Sinai RPG attack

Attack on police vehicle near Al-Arish city by unknown assailants

Ahram Online, Friday 17 Oct 2014
Sinai
Egyptian soldiers in a Sinai camp (Photo:Reuters)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 2070
Share/Bookmark
Views: 2070

Militants killed three policemen and injured seven others in Egypt`s North Sinai on Thursday night when they hit a patrol car with RPG fire.

Local officials told state news agency MENA that unidentified assailants targeted the police vehicle in El-Masaeed district on a main road near Al-Arish city.

Initial reports from MENA indicated two people had died in an attack, but on Friday afternoon a third policeman injured in the attack died.

None of the militant groups currently active in Sinai have yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

Militant attacks on police and military targets have become commonplace in North Sinai since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in the summer of 2013, with some attacks also taking place in other parts of the country, including the capital. Hundreds have been killed in the violence.

The Egyptian military has targeted militant hideouts with helicopters and ground troops, killing scores of militants, according to army statements.

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
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.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.