CAIRO: Two policemen were killed and 16 others injured Saturday when a car bomb detonated in restive North Sinai’s Arish city, the Ministry of Interior stated.
The bomb was planted in the car near a police station in Arish, killing the two conscripts, who were transported to a hospital. The area has been combed by security forces, the statement added.
An Islamic State affiliate in Egypt Sinai Province (Wilayat Sinai) announced on a Jihadist website its responsibility for the attack.
On Sept. 17, the affiliate has claimed responsibility for the murder of a police general in Arish while he was monitoring a checkpoint.
The most recent wide-scale attack on the army in North Sinai occurred July 1, in which 17 soldiers and some 200 militants were killed, according to military figures