Five Egyptian Policemen Killed, Six Others Wounded In Roadside Bomb Attacks In Sinai

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Five Egyptian Policemen Killed, Six Others Wounded In Roadside Bomb Attacks In Sinai

FILE IMAGE: The charred remains of an armored vehicle are loaded onto a truck after a rocket-propelled grenade attack on a police checkpoint in el-Arish, Egypt, July 12, 2013. (AP/Muhammed Sabry)

On Monday, five Egyptian policemen were killed and six others were wounded in two separate roadside bomb attacks in the Sinai peninsula.

The Five policemen were as a result of the roadside bombe explosion in the city of Arish. Three others were wounded in the incident. The second roadside bomb targeted the vehicle arriving the scene and injured three more policemen.

At the same day, Egyptian Air Force F-16 warplanes bombed gatherings of suspected militants in various areas across the northern part of the peninsula allegedly killing some 30 militants.

On Sunday, the Egyptian Air Force destroyed 15 vehicles belonging to militants. The vehicles wer loaded with weapons, ammunition, explosives and prohibited materials and were attempting to enter Egypt from Libya.

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