CAIRO: Three judges were shot dead by unknown assailants in North Sinai’s city of Arish Saturday, hours after former President Mohamed Morsi was sentenced to death for jailbreak during the 2011 uprising, Youm7 reported.
The judges were heading to North Sinai court when gunmen attacked their car killing the judges and the driver and injuring another prosecutor.
Police rushed to the scene and started an investigation while The attack has yet to be claimed by any group.
However, security sources told Youm7 that the attack was more likely carried out by the Sinai-based Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, which has recently pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group.
The shootings came days after another judge was the victim of an assassination attempt.
Egypt’s interior ministry said a policeman was also killed on Saturday in Cairo by gunmen on motorcycles.