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Islamic State claims attack on Egypt; 1 policeman killed, 3 injured

According To The SITE Intelligence Group, The IS-affiliated Amaq News Agency Announced That The Group's Militants Carried Out The Attack On Tuesday.

PTI | Updated on: 19 Apr 2017, 11:03:11 AM


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.

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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.

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First Published : 19 Apr 2017, 09:56:00 AM