Egyptian interior ministry employee was killed in North Sinai

January 31, 2015 5:48 pm

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:
Reuters) 

An Egyptian interior ministry employee was killed in North ,
security officials said Saturday, two days after jihadists aligned with
the Islamic State group killed 30 people in the peninsula.

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 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.

On Thursday,
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.
 

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