Sinai bombing kills 3 police, wounds 8: Egypt official

  • PTI, Cairo
  • Updated: Apr 28, 2016 00:23 IST
Supporters of Egypt's army and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi celebrate the anniversary of Sinai Liberation Day in Cairo, Egypt. (REUTERS)

Egypt’s state news agency says three policemen have been killed in a roadside bombing in the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula.

MENA quoted an unidentified security official saying that today’s explosion targeted an armoured personnel carrier in the city of el-Arish, wounding another 8 policemen.

The official says the wounded were taken to the military hospital in el-Arish.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the latest attack. A local affiliate of the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a series of attacks on security forces in Sinai since 2014.

Egypt has for years been fighting a Sinai-based Islamic insurgency. The attacks have grown more frequent and deadlier since 2013, when President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, then the defense minister, led the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

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