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Police officer killed in Sinai

Attacks on security forces in Sinai continue

A police officer was killed in North Sinai early Saturday morning, according to state-owned Al-Ahram.

40-year-old Mohamed Zayed was attacked by unknown gunmen while returning to his home in Al-Obour from an Al-Arish police station. He sustained gunshot wounds to the head and foot.

Security forces combed the area but were unable to find the assailants.

Last Thursday morning police officer Abdel Moneim Ahmed was killed in front of his family when three militants broke into his residence and opened fire on him, according to a statement from the Ministry of Interior.

According to the ministry and the Armed Forces spokesman, security forces managed to locate the perpetrators and engaged in an exchange of gunfire, leaving three militants dead.

The Ministry of Interior and Armed Forces had previously announced intensified efforts to secure the volatile peninsula, where a low-level insurgency has left North Sinai unstable.

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