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Explosion kills six police personnel in Egypt’s Sinai

Explosion kills six police personnel in Egypt’s Sinai
Archive photo of an APC in Egypt's Sinai
Archive photo of an APC in Egypt’s Sinai

Six police personnel were killed when an armoured vehicle exploded on the Rafah-Arish road in North Sinai on Tuesday.

One police officer and five police conscripts were killed in the explosion which occurred as a joint security convoy of policemen and armed forces personnel was passing through the Rafah road, according to an interior ministry statement. The attack also left two people injured.

Egypt’s security forces have intensified their security measures in North Sinai in reaction to repeated militant attacks that target army and police officials, which rose significantly since the military ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi last year.

One officer and 10 conscripts were killed two weeks ago in an attack on a security convoy in North Sinai.

A fact-sheet prepared by Egypt’s ministry of foreign affairs put the death toll for terrorism acts which took place since January 2011 and until April 2014 at 971, including 664 security personnel.

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