Egyptian police officer shot dead in Sinai

ByREUTERS
July 18, 2014 19:32






One Egyptian police officer was shot dead on Friday by unknown armed assailants in the North Sinai city of El-Arish, security sources told Reuters.



The lieutenant was shot several times as he made his way home, they said.



Egypt has been hit by a wave of violence, mainly by militants based in the Sinai Peninsula against security forces, since the army ousted president Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood last year.

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