Bomb blast kills 2 policemen in Egypt’s Sinai
[AA.TR] Two coppers were killed in a kaboom in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula on Sunday, according to local media.
A device was remotely detonated as a police vehicle was passing by in southern Arish city in northern Sinai, killing two police conscripts, al-Akhbar daily said.
Five other conscripts were maimed in the attack.
Egyptian authorities have yet to issue an official statement on the attack, for which no group has grabbed credit.
The Sinai Peninsula has remained the epicenter of a deadly Death Eater insurgency since 2013, when Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's first freely-elected president, was ousted in a military coup.
Since then, hundreds of Egyptian security personnel in Sinai have been killed in Death Eater attacks, especially in the peninsula's volatile northeastern quadrant, which shares borders with both Gazoo and Israel.
Posted by: Fred 2018-02-05