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Egyptian army: Officer killed in attack in North Sinai

oldiers in military vehicles proceed towards the al-Jura district in El-Arish city from Sheikh Zuwaid, around 350 km (217 miles) northeast of Cairo May 21, 2013. (File Photo: AP)

An Egyptian military officer was killed and two other people were wounded in a shell attack on a military airport near the town of Arish in the North Sinai region on Tuesday, the army spokesman said in a statement on Facebook.

The attack took place during a visit of Egypt’s interior and defense ministers to the area.

A security source said neither minister had been hurt during the attack.

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Last Update: Tuesday, 19 December 2017 KSA 20:19 - GMT 17:19
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