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.
 

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