Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

6 October 2013

Egypt: Assailants Kill Policeman in Sinai's Arish

Photo: Aswat Masriya
Egyptian army deploys security reinforcements to Sinai (file photo).

An Egyptian policeman was killed when assailants launched an attack on a Arish police station in the Sinai Peninsula early on Sunday.

Unknown gunmen attacked Policeman Hamdy Abdel Aziz, 35, near his station, killing him immediately with a bullet in the head, security sources told Aswat Masriya.

Attacks by extremists on security forces have increased since the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi in August.

Egypt's army spokesman said last month that more than 100 security personnel have been killed since the president's removal by the army.

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