News

15 Egyptian Policemen Killed in North Sinai Attack

15 Egyptian Policemen Killed in North Sinai Attack

Egypt-Police-Officer

15 Egyptian policemen were killed after a mortar shell struck a police checkpoint in Egypt’s North Sinai, according to a statement from the Ministry of Interior.

The attack, which IS-affiliated Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis (Wilayat Sinai) claimed responsibility for, left at least seven others injured and targeted the Safa checkpoint in El-Arish.

However, the IS-affiliated group said in a statement that the attack consisted of a suicide bomb followed by a gun attack. This claim was not substantiated by Egypt’s security forces.

Violence has swept North Sinai following the ouster of former President Mohammed Morsi in July 2013.

An estimated 2100 people were killed in North Sinai in 2015, including roughly 1800 described by the military as “terrorists,” 150 civilians, 40 police officers and conscripts, and 140 military personnel.

The year 2016 has seen a rise in both attacks and counter-terrorism operations with up to 100 militants killed since the start of the year.

Egypt Under Fire for Reopening NGO Trial Investigation
Egypt's Ministers of Tourism, Education, Finance and Others 'to Be Replaced'

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Egypt Closes Beaches to Combat Spread of Coronavirus

Egyptian StreetsMarch 28, 2020

Egypt’s COVID-19 Cases Surpass 500, Plunging Country Into Critical Phase

Egyptian StreetsMarch 27, 2020

Egypt’s Cabinet Holds First Virtual Meeting Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Egyptian StreetsMarch 26, 2020

Egypt Reports 40 More Coronavirus Cases, Raising Total to 442

Egyptian StreetsMarch 25, 2020

PM: Egypt to Impose Night Curfew to Halt COVID-19 Outbreak

Egyptian StreetsMarch 24, 2020

End the Sickness of War and Fight the Disease Ravaging Our World: UN Chief

Egyptian StreetsMarch 23, 2020

Armed Forces Director of Major Projects Dies Due to COVID-19

Egyptian StreetsMarch 23, 2020

Egyptian Major General Dies Due to Coronavirus, Cases Rise to 327

Egyptian StreetsMarch 22, 2020