Egyptian policeman killed in North Sinai gun attack

Ahram Online , Tuesday 15 Aug 2017

North Sinai
File Photo: A helicopter flies overhead as soldiers in military vehicles proceed towards al-Jura district in El-Arish city from Sheikh Zuwaid, around 350 km (217 miles) northeast of Cairo May 21, 2013 (Reuters)

A policeman was killed in a gun attack in North Sinai's Arish on Tuesday morning, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

According to Al-Ahram, a 42-year-old lower-ranking police officer was shot by unknown militants in the vicinity of Arish police station.

The victim's body was transferred to Al-Arish Hospital.

Security forces are intensifying efforts to catch the culprits.

No group has claimed responsibility for Tuesday's attack, although many similar attacks have been claimed by Sinai-based Islamist militant group Ansar Beit El-Maqdis.

Islamist militants have killed hundreds of security personnel in similar attacks in North Sinai in the past four years.

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