Police officer killed, two conscripts injured in Arish attack
2013 Explosion of vehicle in Arish -YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: A police officer was killed and other military conscripts were injured after a roadside bomb targeted their armed vehicle in North Sinai’s Arish city, Youm7 reported.

Security forces combed the area while the injured people, 25 and 40 years old, were transported to the Arish Hospital, security official said.

On Dec. 16, a soldier was killed in Arish, North Sinai after a suicide bomber detonated his explosive belt during a security campaign. On Friday, Arish city in North Sinai governorate witnessed at least three bombings that targeted armored vehicles and security personnel, but resulted in no deaths,

Hundreds of Egyptian soldiers were killed in a number of attacks since the 2013 ouster of President Mohamed Morsi. The most recent wide-scale attack in North Sinai was carried out July 1, killing 17 soldiers; some 200 militants were killed during and after the clashes, according to the military.

The attacks in North Sinai are mostly perpetrated by the Sinai Province, an affiliated of the Islamic State group.

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