Four workers killed in a terrorist attack near Egypt’s el-Arish Airport

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Four civilian workers were killed in a terrorist attack near el-Arish International Airport in Egypt’s North Sinai province, an Al Arabiya correspondent reports.

The Associated Press reported quoting Egyptian officials that militants have attacked construction workers in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, killing at least four civilian workers.

The officials say Saturday’s attack took place in the Mediterranean city of el-Arish as workers were building a fence around the city’s airport. They say the militants wounded five other workers and burned two vehicles.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which bore hallmarks of an affiliate of the ISIS.

Egypt has been battling Islamic militants for years, and the country’s security forces launched an all-out offensive against militants in February last year.

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