At least 18 Egyptian policemen were killed and three others injured in an attack by Islamic state militants on a security convoy in the Sinai Peninsula. About it reports Reuters.
Agency sources said that the attack took place near Arish, the capital of North Sinai province.
Militants detonated an improvised explosive device and managed to destroy three armored vehicles and machine equipment to suppress the signal. The attack turned into a gunfight. According to the report, militants also fired at workers of an ambulance, injuring four of them.
The Islamic state has claimed responsibility for the attack.
According to local media reports, during the shooting, police killed several militants.
A few days ago, four civilians were killed and three others wounded after a suicide bomber blew himself up in restaurant in the town of Baidoa in southwest Somalia.