Five police officers were killed in Egypt’s North Sinai province in an attack on a checkpoint carried out by militants affiliated with the Daesh (Islamic State) terrorist group, local media reported.
The attack on the checkpoint in the North Sinai capital of Arish was conducted overnight, killing three police officers, an Interior Ministry sergeant and a soldier, the Egyptian al-Yaum al-Sabea newspaper said, citing special forces sources. At least 10 people sustained gunshot injuries.
Egypt has been conducting anti-terrorist operations in North Sinai for the last two years, particularly against Wilayat Sinai, a Daesh-affiliated militant group. Daesh itself is outlawed in a number of countries worldwide, including Russia and the United States.