CAIRO – Gunmen killed five policemen in the restive northern Sinai on Saturday, the Egyptian interior ministry said on facebook.
The assailants pulled the policemen out a vehicle in El Obour neighbourhood, south of El Arish city, and shot all five of them dead, security sources said.
In another incident on Saturday morning, nine policemen were injured when an explosive device planted on the road was remotely detonated as the armoured vehicle carrying the conscripts passed in the city of Rafah, security sources said.
One conscript later died of his wounds. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks.