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Death toll in attack on police checkpoint in Egypt rises to 8
18:40, 9 January 2017
Death toll in attack on police checkpoint in Egypt rises to 8

Earlier it was reported about 6 dead

18:40, 9 January 2017

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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.

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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.

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