What's next: How UK's election Thursday will affect Brexit    Factbox: France unveils more details about plans to overhaul pension system    Brushing your teeth is good for your heart    European markets fall as trade deadline looms    Traditional soup broths have anti-malaria effects    The IT solution on growth    Industrial to residential    Second generation reforms needed    Saudi king Salman calls for Gulf Arab unity to confront Iran    Lampard keen to strengthen Chelsea's attack in January    Turkey will retaliate against U.S. sanctions, says foreign minister    Trump is fourth U.S. president to face impeachment as Democrats announce charges    Saudi Aramco shares climb to hit daily 10% limit as IPO begins trading    Mohamed Salah the most mentioned football player in Egypt on Twitter    Apple's CEO spotted sampling Singapore's foods in neighborhood market    Algeria votes amid protests    Gold prices stall ahead of Fed policy statement, tariffs deadline    Dark Waters    Don't miss the Cairo Steps Orchestra Project's concerts at the Cairo Opera House    The legendary Tahia Halim    After 30 years, Russian artist Dmitry Averianov is back at theRussian Cultural Centre    Inter out of Champions League after 2-1 loss to Barcelona    Chelsea advance in Champions League with 2-1 win over Lille    All about the future    GERD: The Washington briefing    Cabinet under fire — again    Egypt's Ahly close to signing former Zamalek, Aves player Kahraba    Here is the full list of Golden Globes 2020 nominations    Egypt's President Sisi urges improving ways to identify sport talents    Health insurance system to be launched in Upper Egypt, South Sinai in March    Even being big, burly one needs his mother    Egypt's Cabinet denies reports on increasing Jan. train fares    Adam Sandler threatens to make ‘so bad' movie if he doesn't win Oscar    Egypt's Tahrir Square among top Reuters photos of a decade    Egypt names 16 new governors ahead of anticipated Cabinet reshuffle    Egypt's MPs back potential return of information minister post in expected reshuffle    Court sentences six to death, 41 to lifetime imprisonment violence related case    Trump says he would release Mideast peace plan after Israeli elections    ACWA Power compares 3 bids to supply production units for Luxor power station    What do you know about gold alloying?    NBE announces EGP 2.5m prizes for handball youth teams for their world achievements    Jennifer Lopez evokes Egyptian outrage post her North Coast performance    Al-Sisi honours Egypt's scholars on Science Day    IS claims responsibility for suicide bombing killing 63 in Afghan wedding    Political parties gear up for parliamentary, senate, local elections    Unprecedented Glory: Egypt win Men's U-19 World Handball Championship    12th National Egyptian Theatre Festival fuel up public theatre art scene    Ministry of Environment has a plan for "black clouds season"    

Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.

Update: 9 dead after 2 deadly attacks shake North Sinai city of Al-Arish
No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks
Published in Daily News Egypt on 09 - 01 - 2017

Two militant attacks hit two police checkpoints at dawn on Monday in the North Sinai city of Al-Arish. Both attacks left eight policemen and one civilian killed, according to a statement issued by the Interior Ministry's official Facebook page.
The first attack which targeted El Matafy (fire brigade station) security checkpoint at dawn on Monday was carried out by nearly 20 militants who tried to control the checkpoint south of Al-Arish, the statement explained.
Meanwhile, the statement noted that the militants first opened fire using AK-47 assault rifles against forces stationed in the checkpoint. They also used improvised explosive devices (IEDs), a vehicle laden with explosives, and rocket-propelled grenade launchers (RPGs).
The statement said that security forces managed to detonate the vehicle before it got close to the checkpoint, and in the ensuing gunfight security forces killed five militants and injured three others.
"The first attack resulted in the death of one low-ranking police officer and six conscripts, in addition to a civilian who was accidently close to the checkpoint," the statement said. "The attack left six conscripts and six civilians wounded, all of which have been transferred to hospitals."
The civilian was 70-year-old Attia Shehta who died of his wounds due to the heavy fighting and explosions surrounding the checkpoint, a local resident said.
"Nearly 20 militants were onboard a truck that suddenly approached the El Matafy security checkpoint," a resident of Al-Arish told Daily News Egypt on condition of anonymity. "The militants jumped off the truck and opened fire on the checkpoint using guns, grenades, and RPGs." The resident added that a suicide bomber attempted to approach the checkpoint in the explosives-laden vehicle, but security forces managed to kill him before he got too close.
The Interior Ministry published a video that purported to show a militant who was driving a garbage truck, before being fired upon and killed.
In conjunction with the first attack, a number of other militants tried to carry out a second attack against El-Masieed police checkpoint located on the Ring Road inside Al-Arish. The militants opened fire on the checkpoint, but were forced to flee after security forces retaliated. One police conscript died in the attack, the statement said.
Both attacks caused extensive damage to the surroundings. The army reinforced the checkpoints after the attacks.
No one has yet to claim responsibility for the attacks; however, it is believed that the Islamic State (IS)-affiliated group "Sinai Province" may be behind both attacks. In the past week, a fire tore through the garbage truck depot in Al-Arish, and in the ensuing blaze several trucks were stolen.
The stolen garbage trucks are believed to be used by "Sinai Province" in violent attacks against the army and police checkpoints based in different cities in North Sinai, such as Al-Arish, Rafah, and Sheikh Zuweid.
Since 2013, state security forces represented in both the army and police have been engaged in violent clashes with "Sinai Province," known previously as Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis. In 2014, the group declared its affiliation to IS and has launched deadly attacks on army and police checkpoints.
Over the course of the last two years, the Egyptian Armed Forces launched counterattacks against militant stationing points across the Sinai Peninsula where the group is based, particularly in the cities of Sheikh Zuweid, Rafah, and Al-Arish.

Clic here to read the story from its source.