Two Egyptian policemen killed in Sinai shooting: security sources

Army trucks carry Egyptian military tanks in El Arish, Egypt’s northern Sinai Peninsula.

Two Egyptian police recruits were killed on Thursday when unidentified gunmen shot them outside the gate of a security forces camp in the volatile Northern Sinai region, security sources said.

Last month, Egypt extended by three months a state of emergency imposed on Northern Sinai in October after Islamist militants stepped up attacks in the remote but strategic peninsula bordering Israel, Gaza and the Suez Canal.

On Thursday, gunmen in a car shot dead the two policemen who were guarding the gate of a police camp in the city of Rafah, the sources said.
 
 
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Source News: Alarabiya
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