The attack is militants in the Sinai killed 18 police


In the attack of militants of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia) on a convoy of security forces in Egypt killed 18 police officers. About it reports Reuters.

Cars with law enforcement officers moved around the city of Arish, the provincial capital of North Sinai. Militants blew up the bomb and destroyed three armored vehicles. After that, between the Islamists and police, the battle began.

In the shootout, injuring several soldiers, including a Brigadier General, who was in one of the machines — the explosion he lost his leg. Among the victims — four of the medic who tried to help the wounded.

On 1 July it was reported that as a result of simultaneous militants attacked five checkpoints in the province of North Sinai killed Egyptian soldiers 70. Responsibility for attack was assumed valid in the province of terrorist grouping “wilayat Sinai”, which is associated with the IG.