The 50-year-old, who worked for the road traffic department, was shot in
the head in his home in the regional capital of El-Arish. (File photo:
An Egyptian interior ministry employee was killed in North Sinai,
security officials said Saturday, two days after jihadists aligned with
the Islamic State group killed 30 people in the peninsula.
50-year-old, who worked for the road traffic department, was shot in the
head in his home in the regional capital of El-Arish on Friday night,
the officials said.
The Sinai has witnessed a surge in attacks
against security forces claimed by jihadist groups since the July 2013
ouster of Islamist president Mohammad Mursi.
militants from Ansar Beit al-Maqdis — which has pledged allegiance to
ISIS in Iraq and Syria — claimed a string of attacks, including a car
bombing, that left at least 30 people dead.
Subsequent clashes between the army and militants killed two children on Friday.