Gunmen attack local radio station in Sinai

Gunmen opened fire at the station in al-Masaeed district in Arish and security forces guarding the station responded to the fire.

Gunmen attack local radio station in Sinai

World Bulletin / News Desk

Unidentified gunmen have attacked a local radio station in North Sinai in north-eastern Egypt on Saturday.

According to witnesses, the gunmen opened fire at the station in al-Masaeed district in Arish and security forces guarding the station responded to the fire.

No casualties were reported and no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

A manhunt has also been launched for the attackers.

Egypt's Sinai Peninsula has witnessed mounting violence against police and army personnel since the July 3 ouster of Mohamed Morsi, the country's first freely-elected president, by the powerful military.

Within recent months, scores of police officers and soldiers have been killed in dozens of militant attacks, especially in the peninsula's volatile northeastern quadrant.

The Egyptian army is currently carrying out what military experts are calling the largest military operation on the peninsula since Egypt's 1973 war with Israel with the stated aim of combating "militancy and terrorism".


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