Minister of interior Ahmed Gamal El-din announced on Saturday that a military funeral will be held to mourn the three policemen killed in Arish, in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Saturday.
Three policemen were reported killed of gunshot wounds, in addition to three others who were injured during an armed assault by unknown assailants on Saturday in Al-Arish.
According to a security source, the assault is believed to be in response to the killing of three men by police in Sinai last week.
Sinai, on the border with Israel, has been witnessing increasing violence in the past months with recurring clashes between security forces and militants.
Bedouins living in the Sinai Peninsula have had long-standing grievances with Egyptian police and have long complained of government neglect.