World Bulletin / News Desk
Gunmen have shot dead two Egyptian policemen in the bastion of the ISIL group in the Sinai Peninsula, the interior ministry said.
"A police captain and a policeman died of their wounds after unknown assailants shot them" late Saturday in the North Sinai provincial capital El-Arish, the ministry said in a statement.
The area is a stronghold of the Egyptian affiliate of the ISIL group that calls itself "Sinai Province".
The armed group has stepped up attacks which they say are in retaliation for a bloody crackdown on supporters of president Mohamed Morsi following his overthrow by the army in 2013.
Militants loyal to ISIL have killed hundreds of Egyptian soldiers and policemen, mostly in the northern Sinai.
The army also regularly announces the death or capture of ISIL men although its figures cannot be independently verified.Güncelleme Tarihi: 04 Ekim 2015, 11:39