Police lieutenant, soldier killed in IED explosion in North Sinai

Ahram Online , Saturday 21 May 2016

The incident happened near Al-Arish in restive Sinai

A Central Security Forces police first lieutenant and a solider were killed when an IED detonated as a police vehicle passed by in  North Sinai's Al-Arish, according to an interior ministry statement reported by Al-Ahram Arabic website.

The soldier was transferred to hospital.

Egypt's army has been battling a decade-long Islamist insurgency in parts of North Sinai, which spiked in 2013.

Hundreds of security forces members have been killed in similar attacks in the past three years.

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