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Monday, 21 March 2016

Death Toll in ISIL Attack in Egypt’s Sinai Rises to 15

The death toll from an attack on a police checkpoint claimed by the so-called ‘Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’ (ISIL) takfiri group in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula has risen to 15, the interior ministry said Sunday.
The ministry said a checkpoint near North Sinai’s provincial capital of El-Arish was struck by mortar fire late on Saturday, but ISIL terrorist group said a suicide bomber blew up a car at the police post, which militants then raided.
Three officers and 12 policemen were killed in the attack, the ministry said in a statement on Sunday, updating an earlier death toll of 13.
The takfiri group also claimed responsibility for bombing a Russian airliner on October 31, killing all 224 people on board, minutes after it took off from a South Sinai beach resort.
Security officials said that five attackers were killed in clashes near the checkpoint after it was attacked on Saturday.
Source: AFP
20-03-2016 – 16:26 Last updated 20-03-2016 – 16:26

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