Egypt officials say roadside bomb wounds 6 police in Sinai

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News ID: 40656
Publish Date: 17:46 - 13 June 2019
TEHRAN, Jun 13 - Egyptian security officials are saying that six policemen were wounded by a roadside bomb targeting a police patrol vehicle in the restive northern Sinai province.

Egypt officials say roadside bomb wounds 6 police in SinaiTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - The officials said Thursday that the bomb was detonated remotely near the city of El-Arish. They said militants had set up ambushes along the highway leading to El-Arish where they had kidnapped at least 14 civilians over the course of the last 24 hours. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak to the media.

Egypt has battled militants for years in northern Sinai, where an affiliate of the Islamic State group is based.

Last week, the group claimed responsibility for the killing of eight policemen in an assault on a checkpoint near El-Arish.

Source: AP

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