Egypt militants shell police base in Sinai: security sources

Egyptian soldiers keep guard on the border between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip July 8, 2013. (Reuters)

Militants in Egypt’s Sinai on Tuesday shelled a police base with mortar rounds and fired heavy machine guns in an ongoing attack, security officials told AFP.

The militants opened fire on the base belonging to the Central Security Forces near the border town of Rafah, amid a surge of violence since last week's ouster of president Mohamed Morsi.

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