#AceWorldNews – EGYPT – Nov.13 – Five policemen and soldiers have been killed in two attacks by Islamic militants in restive northern Sinai, Egyptian security officials said.
‘Militants kill 5 Egyptian police, soldiers in Sinai ‘
The attackers had set up roadblocks and stopped vehicles with troops or policemen.
Near town of Sheikh Zuweyid, gunmen dragged three soldiers out of their car and killed them.
Two policemen were snatched from their vehicle near the border town of Rafah and shot to death, AP reported.
Victims in both attacks were off duty.
Northern Sinai has been under the state of emergency since militants attacked an army checkpoint last month, killing 31 soldiers.