Egypt Gunmen kill 3 Policemen in Sinai

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Gunmen in Egypt's restive Sinai peninsula killed three policemen on Monday and gunned down a civilian in a separate attack, security officials said.

Egypt Gunmen kill 3 Policemen in Sinai

Masked attackers shot three policemen guarding a police station in the North Sinai town of El-Arish before fleeing, an official said.

Militants in Sinai intensified their campaign against security forces after the military ouster of president Mohamed Mursi on July 3, AFP reported.

Dozens of soldiers and policemen have been killed in daily attacks, as the army has poured troops and armour into the lawless peninsula that straddles Africa and Asia to crush the insurgency.

The offensive in Sinai comes as part of a massive crackdown by the army-installed authorities on militiants, which has seen hundreds killed and more than 2,000 arrested nationwide.

Mursi, the country's first democratically elected leader, is himself detained, as is the leadership of his Muslim Brotherhood.

 

 

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