EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — An Egyptian security official says gunmen opened fire at policemen in northern Sinai, killing two and wounding a third in the latest attack in the volatile peninsula.
The official says the policemen were ambushed on Monday on their way to the police station in the city of el-Arish, the provincial capital of northern Sinai. The official says the assailants fled in their car.
A military official says that elsewhere on Monday in Sinai, gunmen opened fire at military checkpoints in el-Arish and in the town of Sheikh Zuweyid, wounding a total of five soldiers and a civilian in those attacks.
Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity according to regulations.
Attacks on Egyptian forces surged in Sinai after the military's popularly-backed ouster of the country's Islamist president in July.