Gunmen target a security force in Arish, kill bystander

ARISH, Egypt: A security source in North Sinai said that a group of armed people shot a security force on Tuesday in Arish.

The source said that the security officer returned fire with the attackers, leading to the killing of a civilian citizen who died away after his transfer to the Arish Public Hospital.

It continued that the security forces raised a state of alert after the incident, adding that there are no injuries among the troops.

Northern Sinai has seen a large increase in attacks against security forces since the July 3, 2013 ouster of Mohamed Morsi.

Originally published in Youm7.

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