CAIRO: The families of nine victims, including soldiers and civilians, who were killed in Sunday attack at a police station in Arish City in North Sinai will be compensated 10,000 EGP ($1,310) each, Youm7 reported Monday.
The announcement was made by the Ministry of Solidarity, which will allocate the funds for each family, as well as cover the expenses of the repairing of near-100 houses damaged due to the attack.
Seven members of police forces, two civilians and a suicide bomber were killed after a car laden with explosives crashed into the Arish Third Police Station on Sunday. The attack left dozens of injuries among soldiers and civilians, who were inside and around the police station at the time of the car bomb attack.
The ministry also announced it will pay 200 EGP ($26) for each civilian injured for each day of their hospital.
Several attacks hit North Sinai Sunday killing 15 members of security forces. This tip of the peninsula is considered the epicenter of Islamist militant insurgency, which has launched many attacks against security services since the 2013 ouster of President Mohamed Morsi.
In response to fatal attacks against hundreds of security personnel in such attacks, an ongoing intensified crackdown against “extremists” is active in the peninsula, where hundreds of militants were killed and many hidden tunnels used for smuggling along the borders with Gaza Strip were uncovered.
Additional reporting by Mohamed Hussein and Medhat Wahba