Egypt’s Sinai blast consumes two policemen


A policeman and a recruit were killed and three others injured on Sunday as a blast targeted their armored vehicle in Arish city of Egypt’s North Sinai province, the Egyptian interior ministry said.

EgyptThe attack came one day after a policeman was shot dead and three others wounded when two unknown militants opened fire at their police vehicle on Fayoum-Cairo highway.

Egypt has been suffering anti-government armed attacks that killed hundreds of police and army men since the army removed former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 in response to mass protests.

Crackdown on Morsi’s supporters since his ouster left more than 1,000 of them killed and thousands more jailed.
Most of the anti-government attacks were claimed by “Sinai State” militant group, a Sinai-based affiliate of the Islamic State (IS) regional militant group.

Military continuous massive operations in the peninsula have killed hundreds of militants as part of the country’s “war against terrorism.” Enditem

Source: Xinhua

Egypt?s Sinai blast consumes two policemen