Police officer shot dead in Egypt's Sinai

Egypt's Sinai Peninsula has seen an uptick in violence against security personnel since the July 3 ouster of Mohamed Morsi, the country's first freely-elected president, by Egypt's military establishment.

Police officer shot dead in Egypt's Sinai

World Bulletin / News Desk

An Egyptian police officer was gunned down in North Sinai on Tuesday.

Tareq Mohamed Zaki was shot dead by gunmen as he left a police station in Arish, a source said.

A security cordon has been slapped around the police station to hunt down the attackers.

Egypt's Sinai Peninsula has seen an uptick in violence against security personnel since the July 3 ouster of Mohamed Morsi, the country's first freely-elected president, by Egypt's military establishment.

Within recent months, scores of policemen and soldiers have been killed in dozens of attacks, especially in the peninsula's volatile northeastern quadrant, which shares borders with both Israel and the Gaza Strip.

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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