Six killed in Sinai attacks

Two civilians, two army officers and two policemen were killed in at least 10 attacks in the province's main northern cities of Rafah and El-Arish.

Six killed in Sinai attacks

World Bulletin / News Desk

Six Egyptians were killed and 11 others wounded in several attacks by armed men in the Sinai peninsula near Egypt's borders, medical sources said on Monday.

Two civilians, two army officers and two policemen were killed in at least 10 attacks in the province's main northern cities of Rafah and El-Arish overnight against police stations and security and armycheckpoints, according to the sources.

The latest violence there was the worst so far this month in terms of the number of attacks and victims in a single day.

North Sinai region is a base for some armed groups who in the last two years have stepped up their attacks on security forces, exploiting a vacuum following the 2011 uprising that ousted PresidentHosni Mubarak.

 
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