Egypt: Militants Kill 13 Police at Sinai Checkpoint

March 19, 2016

Islamist militants killed at least 13 policemen Saturday in an attack on a checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula, Egyptian authorities said.

Egypt’s Interior Ministry said a mortar round hit the checkpoint, located near the North Sinai state provincial capital, El-Arish.

The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the attack but said it had deployed a suicide bomber who blew up a car filled with explosives.


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