Two Egypt policemen killed in Sinai bombing

An Egyptian military post is seen in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula, as seen from the Israel-Egypt border, in Kerem Shalom village, southern Israel, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (AP)

A roadside bombing in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula killed two policemen on Monday, the interior ministry said.

The ISIS group's self-styled Amaq news agency said a bomb planted by militants targeted a police mine clearing vehicle, but it was not clear whether it was referring to the same incident.

The interior ministry said a police lieutenant and a sergeant were killed when a roadside bomb tore through a convoy, also wounding two officers and a conscript.

Militants in the peninsula bordering Israel and the Palestinian Gaza Strip have killed hundreds of soldiers and policemen in attacks since the army toppled Islamist president Mohamed Mursi in 2013.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:47 - GMT 06:47