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Militants kill 5 police members in Egypt's Sinai

Monday 17-07-2017 - 05:02 PM
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Militants kill 5
Cairo - Egyptian security officials say suspected militants have attacked police in the northern Sinai Peninsula, killing five of them and wounding another five.

They say the militants opened fire on an armored vehicle before setting it ablaze in the city of Al-Arish on Monday. When reinforcements arrived, the militants set off a roadside bomb, officials spoke on condition of anonymity.

Egypt has been struggling to combat an insurgency in the northern Sinai that has gathered strength since the military overthrew President Mohammed Morsi in 2013. Most of the attacks, including an assault on an army post earlier this month that killed 23 soldiers, have been claimed by members Islamic State (ISIS).

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