Blast in Egypt kills 8
CAIRO: At least seven policemen and one civilian were killed in a bomb attack on a checkpoint in the northern Sinai city of al-Arish yesterday. Five of the attackers were also killed, the Egyptian Interior Ministry said.
The attackers planted a bomb in a street cleaning vehicle they had stolen a few days earlier, security sources said. After the bomb exploded, attackers fired guns and rocket-propelled grenades at the checkpoint, the sources said.
The Interior Ministry said the attack was carried out by a group of about 20 men who had used RPGs and a vehicle bomb.