Attack in Egypt's Sinai kills policeman
24 October 2013, 15:27
El-Arish - Egyptian security officials say suspected Islamic
militants in a car have shot dead a policeman as he was walking to work in a
coastal Sinai city.
Thursday's drive-by shooting in el-Arish is the latest
attack by Islamic militants on Egyptian military and security forces in the
turbulent northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, which borders Israel and the
The officials say the slain 30-year-old Kamel Kareem was a
member of a police force tasked with the protection of state-owned electricity
facilities. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not
authorized to speak to the media.
Attacks on army and police in Sinai have dramatically grown
in frequency since the 3 July ouster of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi. Some
of the militants there have al-Qaeda links.