Two police officers killed in North Sinai Tuesday

Ahram Online , Wednesday 24 Aug 2016

One of the victims had survived another assassination attempt two months ago at the site of Tuesday’s attack

Army vehicle in North Sinai (AP)
Army vehicle in North Sinai (AP)

Two police officers were killed by suspected militants on Tuesday in El-Arish city, North Sinai, Ahram Arabic news website reported.

The bodies of the two officers, Mohamed Abdel Razik and Mohamed El-Zamlut, were transferred to El-Arish Military Hospital. 

Security sources and eye-witnesses told Ahram Arabic news website that the 30-year-old El-Zamlut, an El-Arish local, had survived another assassination attempt two months ago at the site of Tuesday’s attack.

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

Hundreds of policemen and soldiers have since been killed by militants, and the army has stated that security operations have resulted in the killing of hundreds of militants by security forces.

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