Gunmen stage multiple attacks in Sinai

The security sources said a soldier was killed and two were wounded when a police station in Rafah on the border with the Gaza Strip came under rocket fire.

Gunmen stage multiple attacks in Sinai

World Bulletin / News Desk

One person was killed and 6 others were injured in Egypt's Sinai peninsula in an armed attack.

El Arish Airport in Sinai, a police station and six military check points in Rafah city in North Sinai were attacked by missile launchers.

Gunmen staged multiple attacks on security forces in Egypt's troubled Sinai Peninsula early on Friday, two days after the army overthrew elected President Mohamed Mursi, security sources and state television reported.

The security sources said a soldier was killed and two were wounded when a police station in Rafah on the border with the Gaza Strip came under rocket fire. The police post is close to the local headquarters of military intelligence.

Earlier, attackers fired rocket-propelled grenades at army checkpoints guarding El Arish airport, close to the border with the Gaza Strip and Israel, in the latest of a string of security incidents in the lawless region, the sources said.

It was not clear whether the attacks were coordinated and in reaction to Mursi's removal.

Egypt's army launched an operation following the attacks.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 05 Temmuz 2013, 11:08
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