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Spillover from the fighting in Sinai has become increasingly common in the last months.
The Egyptian military has been at war with the Islamic State affiliate in the Sinai peninsula
A terrorist attack near the North-Sinai capital of Arish signals the ongoing conflict between ISIS militants and the Egyptian state is far from over.
Violence against police in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula have increased since the 2013 ouster of Morsi.
An Islamist insurgency in the rugged, thinly populated Sinai Peninsula has gained pace in recent years.
The Islamic State's widening geographical reach and shift in focus present a challenge for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Egypt is tightening security ahead of a visit by Pope Francis next week as a result of suicide bombings this month on two Christian churches.
The attack comes just over a week after two bombings on Egyptian churches during Palm Sunday services.
The terror group officially claimed responsibility late Tuesday night for the rocket fire that was aimed at southern Israel on Monday.
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The attack was launched with a car bomb, planted in a street cleaning car that the attackers had stolen a few days earlier, three security sources told Reuters.
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