FOUR POLICEMEN KILLED IN EGYPT’S SINAI MILITANT ATTACK

Four policemen were killed in a militant attack on their vehicle, on the way to Arish city of North Sinai province, bordering Israel and the Palestinian Gaza Strip, a security source said.

“The militants heavily opened fire at the policemen’s private vehicle that killed the four of them,” said the source, noting, the security forces have been combing the area, in search for the perpetrators.

Egypt has been witnessing a wave of terrorist attacks since the military removed former Islamist President, Mohamed Morsi, in July, 2013, in response to mass protests, and the country blacklisted his Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation.

Later, security crackdown on Morsi’s loyalists left about 1,000 of them dead and thousands more arrested.

Anti-government attacks since then killed hundreds of policemen and soldiers, and recently, dozens from the Coptic minority, with most of the attacks claimed by a Sinai-based group loyal to the Daesh regional group.

Meanwhile, security campaigns killed several hundreds of militants, and arrested a similar number of suspects, as part of Egypt’s anti-terror war, declared by President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, the army chief then, following Morsi’s ouster

Source: NAM News Network

FOUR POLICEMEN KILLED IN EGYPT’S SINAI MILITANT ATTACK

Four policemen were killed in a militant attack on their vehicle, on the way to Arish city of North Sinai province, bordering Israel and the Palestinian Gaza Strip, a security source said.

“The militants heavily opened fire at the policemen’s private vehicle that killed the four of them,” said the source, noting, the security forces have been combing the area, in search for the perpetrators.

Egypt has been witnessing a wave of terrorist attacks since the military removed former Islamist President, Mohamed Morsi, in July, 2013, in response to mass protests, and the country blacklisted his Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation.

Later, security crackdown on Morsi’s loyalists left about 1,000 of them dead and thousands more arrested.

Anti-government attacks since then killed hundreds of policemen and soldiers, and recently, dozens from the Coptic minority, with most of the attacks claimed by a Sinai-based group loyal to the Daesh regional group.

Meanwhile, security campaigns killed several hundreds of militants, and arrested a similar number of suspects, as part of Egypt’s anti-terror war, declared by President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, the army chief then, following Morsi’s ouster

Source: NAM News Network