Five police conscripts killed by IED in North Sinai

Ahram Online , Monday 17 Jul 2017

File Photo: Egyptian Army soldiers patrol in an armored vehicle backed by a helicopter gunship during a sweep through villages in Sheikh Zuweyid, North Sinai (Photo: Reuters)

Five police conscripts were killed on Monday when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated in North Sinai, a security source told state news agency MENA.

An unspecified number of conscripts were also injured in the explosion.

Security forces have been battling an Islamist insurgency for several years in North Sinai, with hundreds killed on both sides.

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