Egypt says seven policemen killed in Sinai extremist attack

The officials said at least four militants were killed, including a suicide bomber who set off his explosives at one of the checkpoints. (File photo: AP)

Seven police officers have been killed in an extremist attack in restive North Sinai, Egypt’s interior ministry said on Wednesday.

The attack near the regional capital al-Arish targeted an “assembly center” for police, according to the ministry,  AFP reported.

Earlier, security officials said at least four militants were also killed, including a suicide bomber who set off his explosives at one of the checkpoints attacked in al-Arish late Tuesday, according to The Associated Press.

The security Officials said at least six policemen were killed and eight other officers were injured in the attack.

No group claimed responsibility for the attacks, although they bore the hallmarks of ISIS.

North Sinai has long been a center of insurgents and Egyptian authorities last year launched an offensive against the extremists.

(With Agencies)

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