Militants kill 13 policemen in Egypt’s northern Sinai | Fox News

Militants killed 13 Egyptian policemen in an attack Saturday on a checkpoint south of northern Sinai’s provincial capital of el-Arish, the Egyptian Interior Ministry said.

A Sinai-based Islamic State affiliate has claimed responsibility for the attack, according to a statement circulated on social media. The Associated Press could not independently verify theclaim.

The local IS affiliate has been targeting Egyptian security forces in Sinai and claimed the downing of a Russian airliner last October that killed 224 people.

Source: Militants kill 13 policemen in Egypt’s northern Sinai | Fox News

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