Policeman killed by unknown militants in North Sinai

Ahram Online , Thursday 25 May 2017

Army vehicle
Army vehicle in North Sinai (AP)

A low ranking policeman was killed by unknown assailants in North Sinai’s El-Arish, state news agency MENA reported on Thursday.

According to MENA, policeman Salem Mohamed Salem died after he was shot by the unknown gunmen in the vicinity of El-Arish' fourth police station. 

The body was transferred to El-Arish Military Hospital. Police forces were combing the area in search of the assailants.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

Egypt’s army and police forces have been battling a North Sinai-based Islamist insurgency that intensified following the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013.

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