2 killed in attack on police officer in Arish
Armed forces in Sinai during a patrol - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Two civilians were killed in an attack targeted a police officer near from his home in Arish, North Sinai, late Friday, a security source told Youm7.

The source said that a group of gunmen in a car opened fire on the officer’s car parked front of his house in Kholafaa Al-Rashideen.

The officer survived, although two accompanying him were killed: Mohamed Rafaat Alazar, a 31-year-old worker and Ahmed Rafaat Alazar, 26.

The two bodies were transferred to Al Arish public hospital, while the police announced a state of emergency as they search for the attackers.

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