Police officer, conscript killed in road bomb attack in Arish
police captain and a conscript were killed Sunday - YOUM7

CAIRO: A police captain and a conscript were killed Sunday after their armored vehicle passed over a road bomb in Arish city in North Sinai; Youm7 quoted a security official Sunday.

Three other conscripts were injured in the blast. Security agencies opened investigations into the incident.


Nobody immediately claimed responsibility for the blast so far.

A state of emergency in North Sinai was extended in July for another period of three months amid continuous army campaign against militants.

Simultaneous attacks on military checkpoints in North Sinai were launched July 1, leaving 17 soldiers killed and some 30 injured.

The Sinai Province affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) group, claimed responsibility for the July attacks. The Sinai-based militant group, previously known as Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis before pledging allegiance to IS, has been behind most of the attacks targeting the military in the peninsula.

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