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Sinai militants slay Egyptian police officer

Second officer in critical condition after attack on military checkpoint south of el-Arish

Egyptian armored vehicles in Sinai (photo credit: screen capture AlJazeeraEnglish/YouTube)
Egyptian armored vehicles in Sinai (photo credit: screen capture AlJazeeraEnglish/YouTube)

El-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian security officials say suspected Islamic militants have attacked a police checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula and killed an officer.

The officials say the attack happened early on Friday south the city of el-Arish when militants fired an RPG at an armored car at the checkpoint, killing 40-year-old Lt. Col. Ahmed Mahmoud.

The attack also wounded a policeman who was taken to hospital and was reported to be in critical condition.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.

Militant attacks in Sinai have been on the rise since the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak. Criminals have also taken advantage of the security vacuum to attack police stations, security convoys and other targets.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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