Police conscript killed by IED, five injured in Egypt's North Sinai

Ahram Online , Friday 19 Aug 2016

File Photo: An army check point is seen in El-Arish city, in North Sinai July 15, 2013 (Reuters)

A 22-year-old police conscript was killed on Friday and five other Egyptian policemen injured by an improvised explosive device in Arish in North Sinai, reported Al-Ahram Arabic website.

The device exploded in the western part of the city.

Security forces have been the target of deadly attacks by Islamist militant groups in North Sinai since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013. 

Egyptian troops have been waging an extensive campaign in North Sinai dubbed "The Right of the Martyr" since late 2015, and the army has reported that it has killed hundreds of militants.

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