Egypt’s local digest June 20: Policeman shot dead outside home in North Sinai
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Policeman shot dead outside home in North Sinai

A number of militants opened fire at a policeman outside his home in Arish city, North Sinai, leaving him dead, according to a Monday statement by the Interior Ministry.

The armed group fled the scene immediately and the victim’s body was taken to Arish hospital, Youm7 reported security sources. Meanwhile, a roadside bomb detonated Sunday in a passing armored personnel carrier causing the death of a 30yr old police captain and leaving a 27yr old conscript injured in Central Sinai.


7 Sudanese arrested over attempted illegal immigration to Libya

Security bodies in the Mediterranean city of Marsa Matrouh arrested Sunday seven Sudanese nationals while attempting to leave the country illegally and cross into the Libya territories through desert routes of the western border of Sallum.

Such arrested occur frequently at Egyptian borders amid tightened measures employed by the state to curb the illegal practice.


High school student in Sohag detained over leaking exams

A high school student from Upper Egypt’s Sohag governorate was detained pending investigations over charges of leaking literature exams at an Al-Azhar institute through his mobile phone and then sharing it on a Facebook page called “The Revolution of Corrupted Education,” according to Youm7.

Similar arrests of students have been announced recently amid a wave of Thanaweya Amma (high school diploma) exam leaks in Egypt, where the detainees are accused of administering social media pages that share the exams and model answers before it is due to be held.


Hot weather to be witnessed Monday; Cairo sees 38 °C 

A hot weather is expected to prevail in Cairo Monday, where the capital will record highs of 38 °C and lows of 25 °C. Forecasters expected a gradual increase in temperature across the country; Upper Egypt’s Luxor and Aswan will record highs of 42 °C and 43 °C Monday.


Egypt’s Environment Police crackdown on poaching in Nasser Lake

The Environment and Water Bodies Police have seized 60 fishing nets, two unlicensed fishing boats, a scale used in weighing smuggled fish and an expired fishing card in a recent crackdown on Nasser Lake in southern Egypt.

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