Militant attack kills 2 policemen, injures 1 in Egypt's Arish
Two Egyptian policemen were killed and another one was injured Sunday morning by militants in an ambush in Arish, capital of Egypt's North Sinai Governorate, Xinhua reported.
"A group of hard-line militants set an ambush for a police patrol coming from Arish," General Saleh al-Masry, chief of North Sinai security forces, told Xinhua, "As the patrol approached a tree-dense area, the group surprised it with heavy fire."
"The attackers used four-wheel-drive vehicles to escape from the scene," a security source told Xinhua.
Arish has witnessed several attacks by militants targeting the police. A policeman was murdered by militants in March 2011 at a police station in the city. Five people, including two officers, were killed and 19 others were injured in July when dozens of veiled militants assaulted a police station.