Five police conscripts killed by IED in North Sinai
[AlAhram] Five police conscripts were killed on Monday when an improvised bomb (IED) detonated in North Sinai, a security source told state news agency MENA.
An unspecified number of conscripts were also injured in the kaboom.
Suspected Islamic Lions of Islam launched a series of attacks against Egyptian police in the northern Sinai Peninsula on Monday, killing five of them and wounding another 11, security officials said.
They say the group opened fire on an armored vehicle before setting it ablaze in the city of el-Arish. When reinforcements arrived, they set off a roadside kaboom. The two attacks killed a total of five coppers and maimed another five, the officials said. Another roadside kaboom struck a third armored vehicle near the airport south of the city, wounding six police.
Earlier in the day, Egyptian F-16 fighter jets struck gatherings of suspected jihadists in different areas across northern Sinai, killing 30, officials said.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief news hounds.
Posted by: trailing wife 2017-07-18