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Militants attack convoy in Egypt's Sinai, kill 2 police

AP  |  El-Arish 

Egyptian officials say suspected militants have ambushed a police convoy in the Sinai Peninsula, killing two policemen and wounding two others, including a police brigadier-general.

The police and military officials say the attack today began with the detonation of roadside bombs that destroyed and set ablaze three armoured vehicles and a fourth one carrying signal jamming equipment. The suspected militants later opened fire with machine guns.

The attack took place about 30 kilometres west of el- Arish in northern Sinai, the epicentre of a long-running insurgency by militants now led by the extremist Islamic State group.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak to the media.

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First Published: Mon, September 11 2017. 15:42 IST