By Nasser Al-Azzazi
Unknown assailants opened sniper fire on soldiers manning two checkpoints Wednesday evening in Al-Arish, North Sinai, killing one and injuring two others.
A medical source said one soldier, Muhammad Khamis Abdul Nabi, 23, died Wednesday evening after being shot in the head with sniper fire while standing guard at the Abu Sukr checkpoint in southern Al-Arish.
The same source stated that a second soldier, Tamer Maher, was injured during the attack, sustaining injuries in his left forearm. Tamer was later transferred to the city’s military hospital to receive treatment, with his condition being described as “stable”.
Meanwhile, at a separate checkpoint in a large sporting field in the Al-Zuhur neighborhood of the Al-Masaeed region of western Al-Arish, a third soldier was injured by sniper fire.