The Ministry of Interior has said that a policeman was killed and three others injured after suspected Islamic State terrorists fired at a security checkpoint near Saint Catharine monastery in Egypt's South Sinai.
According to the SITE Intelligence Group, the IS-affiliated Amaq news agency announced that the group's militants carried out the attack on Tuesday.
The gunmen targeted a security checkpoint outside themonastery where they exchanged fire with police forces, astatement by the ministry said.
In retaliatory firing by police, some attackers were injured which forced them to flee, the statement added. The injured have been transferred to Sharm El-ShiekhInternational Hospital for treatment, security officials said.