Policeman killed, two injured in North Sinai bombing

Ahram Online , Thursday 27 Apr 2017

North Sinai
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)

A police officer was killed and two policemen were injured Thursday afternoon when an improvised explosive device detonated in North Sinai’s El-Arish city, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

Security sources told Al-Ahram that unknown assailants planted the IED near the second precinct police station in El-Arish.

The bomb killed 51-year-old first lieutenant Ahmed El-Sayed Ahmed from Beni Suef governorate, and injured 46-year-old police corporal Ahmed Ali Ibrahim and 21-year-old conscript Mohamed Fatouh.

Egypt’s army and police forces have been battling for several years a militant Islamist insurgency in North Sinai centered in the cities of El-Arish, Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid, with hundreds killed on both sides.

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