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Attack at a Security Checkpoint Near Saint Catherine’s Monastery in Egypt

Attack at a Security Checkpoint Near Saint Catherine’s Monastery in Egypt

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Attack at a security checkpoint near Saint Catherine monastery in Sinai kills one police officer and injures four, according to initial reports. 

Security sources confirm that there has been a fire shooting at the security checkpoint.

According to a statement issued by The Ministry of Interior (MOI), a group of militants opened fire on the security checkpoint near the Saint Catherine monastery resulting in an exchange of with security forces.

Security forces gained control over the gunfire until the militants fled. 

The attack comes a week after two terrorist attacks on Egypt’s St Mark’s Cathedral in Alexandria and St George Church in Tanta killing 47 and injuring more than 100 celebrating Palm Sunday.

The attacks were claimed by Islamic State (IS).

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