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Five Egyptian policemen injured in South Sinai shooting

Militant attacks against security forces have been common in North Sinai in recent years, though South Sinai has been largely disconnected from the violence

Ahram Online , Tuesday 6 Sep 2016
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Five policemen were shot and injured in Egypt's South Sinai on Tuesday, Ahram Arabic website reported.

The shooting, were two officers, two low-ranking policemen and a conscript were injured, took place in the city of Aburdees.  

Attacks against security forces in recent years have been common in North Sinai, where Egypt's army and police are battling an Islamist insurgency, though South Sinai has been largely disconnected from the violence.

Though attacks by Islamist militants have been overwhelmingly focused in northern Sinai, assaults have taken place elsewhere in the country, including the capital.

Hundreds of security forces as well as militants have been killed in the ongoing violence. 

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