Gun­men kill five Egypt po­lice con­scripts

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Gun­men in Egypt’s restive Si­nai Penin­sula killed five po­lice con­scripts who were in a car in the north Si­nai cap­i­tal El-Ar­ish on Oc­to­ber 1. The at­tack came days af­ter as­sailants shot dead three po­lice­men and their driver in the city, in an at­tack claimed by the Is­lamic State group’s Egypt af­fil­i­ate. Ji­hadists have killed hun­dreds of sol­diers and po­lice since the mil­i­tary over­threw Is­lamist pres­i­dent Mo­hamed Morsi in 2013. The ji­hadists have also tar­geted for­eign­ers, claim­ing the bomb­ing in 2015 of a Rus­sian air­liner car­ry­ing tourists home from a Si­nai re­sort. All 224 peo­ple on board were killed.

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