World Bulletin/News Desk
Masked gunmen attacked an Egyptian military and police base in northern Sinai on Saturday morning, Ma’an news agency reported.
Assailants rode in on two vehicles and opened fire on the Sheikh Zuwaid police station, prompting return fire from officers stationed in guard towers, a Ma'an correspondent said.
It was not immediately clear if there were any injuries.
Egyptian security officials told reporters they believe the attack was intended as a message to Egyptian forces.
Disorder has spread in Sinai since former President Hosni Mubarak's overthrow last year. On Aug. 5 militants attacked and killed 16 Egyptian border guards at a post on Sinai's border with Israel.
Hundreds of troops, along with tanks, armored vehicles and helicopters were sent to the area in a joint Egyptian army and police operation to raid militant hideouts, arrest suspects and seize weapons, including rockets and other arms, rife in the area.
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