At least seven policemen and one civilian were killed in an explosion at a police checkpoint near the point of El Arish in northern Sinai in Egypt. Reuters reports this referring to the medical data.
Agency sources said that the terrorists placed a bomb on a car stolen earlier and rammed the checkpoint. After this, the attackers opened fire on a checkpoint.
The Interior Ministry said that the attack was committed by a group of about 20 men.
Security forces killed five attackers and wounded three others.
In addition, 13 more people were injured as a result of the attack.