At least three policemen were killed today، Monday، as a group of armed terrorist elements opened the fire at a security checkpoint responsible for securing the facilities at July 23 street in Al Arish city in Sinai. The terrorist elements also detonated a number of explosive devices.
Meanwhile، The terrorist elements attacked a branch of one of the banks in Arish by detonating a number of explosive devices and opening the fire at the forces responsible for securing the back.
The attack left three policemen، a member of the administrative security، and a civilian killed، while a number of the citizens were injured.
The Terrorists also seized amounts of money from the bank.
Noteworthy، Egyptian army has struggled to crush militant violence based in Sinai، which has killed hundreds of police and troops and at times expanded to mainland cities including Cairo.
Egyptian military and security forces have been battling a dangerous insurgency in the north of the peninsula since the removal of former President Mohamed Morsi in June 2013.
Militants linked to the ISIS militant terrorist group frequently conduct ambushes، mortar attacks and roadside bomb attacks in the North Sinai governorate.