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Policeman shot dead in North Sinai

The 41-year-old police sergeant was gunned down outside a police station in El-Arish

Ahram Online , Saturday 9 Jul 2016
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A policeman was shot dead by unknown assailants in El-Arish, North Sinai Saturday afternoon, Egypt's Ministry of Interior announced in a statement.

The 41-year-old police sergeant, Galal Mohamed Soliman, who was assigned to the "vehicle department," was gunned down outside a police station.

Egypt's security forces have been fighting a decade-long Islamist insurgency in parts of North Sinai; a conflict that spiked following the 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

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