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Egypt: Sinai blast kills 3 policemen, injuring 8

Egypt: Sinai blast kills 3 policemen, injuring 8

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

He was quoted as saying that the explosion targeted an armoured personnel carrier in the city of el-Arish, wounding another 8 policemen.

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.

On Friday last week, Egypt’s army spokesperson Mohamed Samir said the military had killed at least 60 militants in operations in the cities of Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah in Northern Sinai.

Jihadists have waged an insurgency in the restive peninsula that has killed hundreds of policemen and soldiers since the army toppled Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013.

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