Ambush kills 25 Egypt policemen in Sinai

Ambush kills 25 Egypt policemen in Sinai
Mon Aug 19, 2013 17:18:50

Egyptian security forces say at least 25 policemen have been killed as two minibuses carrying the police came under Rocket-Propelled Grenades (RPG) attack in northern Sinai Peninsula.

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 but Egyptian security forces blamed Islamic militants behind Monday’s attack.

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.

Since last Wednesday, about 1000 people have been killed in conflicts between Egyptian security forces and former Morsi supporters.



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