Militants kill 24 Egypt policemen in Sinai

An Egyptian security checkpoint in in the Sinai Peninsula

Militants have attacked two police minibuses with rocket-propelled grenades in Egypt’s northern Sinai Peninsula, killing two dozen policemen, security officials say.

The ambush was carried out on Monday morning near the border town of Rafah.

At least three policemen were also wounded in the incident, the latest attack on Egyptian security officials in the volatile region.

There has been no claim of responsibility for the attack so far.

Egypt closed the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip after the deadly attack in Sinai.

The Sinai Peninsula has been witnessing a surge in deadly violence since the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi by the army on July 3.

By Press TV

 

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