Missile fired at Sinai's Arish airport kills officer and injures two others: Egypt military

Ahmed Eleiba , Tuesday 19 Dec 2017

File photo: Egyptian army near Al-Arish in the Sinai peninsula (Photo: Reuters)

Egypt's army said that a missile hit the airport in Arish in North Sinai on Tuesday, killing an officer and injuring two others.

The missile attack has also caused "partial damage" to a helicopter, the military said in a statement.

The airport was targeted during a visit by Egypt's defence and interior ministers to inspect forces and security in the city, the statement added.

Security forces have "dealt with the source of fire" and combed the surrounding area, the statement added, without elaborating further.

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