IED explosion kills police conscript, injures officer Egypt's North Sinai

Ahram Online , Sunday 15 May 2016

A police conscript was killed and a low-ranking officer wounded in the early hours of Sunday when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off as a police patrol vehicle was driving through North Sinai's Al-Arish, according to an interior ministry statement.

The officer was transferred to the hospital.

Security forces are battling a decade-long Islamist insurgency in parts of North Sinai, which spiked in 2013.

Tens of security personnel have been killed in similar attacks.


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