Army soldier shot dead in Sinai

The killing came a day after a police officer was shot dead while driving his car in Arish

Army soldier shot dead in Sinai

World Bulletin/News Desk

An Egyptian army soldier was shot dead by a sniper in the North Sinai city of Sheikh Zuweid on Saturday, a security source told the Anadolu Agency.

Egyptian authorities are yet to comment on the incident.

The killing came a day after a police officer was shot dead while driving his car in Arish.

Insurgents have stepped up attacks on police and army targets since the July 3 ouster of elected President Mohamed Morsi by Egypt's powerful military establishment.

Scores of police and army personnel have since been killed, according to Egypt's military-backed government.

The Egyptian army is currently carrying out what military experts are calling the largest military operation in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula in recent history with the stated aim of combating "militancy and terrorism."

Güncelleme Tarihi: 28 Eylül 2013, 17:32

Muhammed Öylek

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