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Police Officer Shot in New Attack in Egypt's Sinai

Tuesday, 06 Nov 2012 04:11 PM

 

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EL-ARISH, Egypt — Security officials say gunmen shot a senior Egyptian security official in the country's turbulent northern Sinai region.

The officials say Selim Said el-Gamal was riding in a police car with other officers in the provincial capital of el-Arish when attackers opened fire at their vehicle Tuesday.

The officials say el-Gamal is in critical condition after the attack. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk to the media.

It was the latest in a string of attacks on Egyptian military and police in Sinai, where militants have grown emboldened since last year's uprising. There have also been attacks into neighboring Israel.

A similar attack Saturday killed three policemen in the same area. Officials say the militants raised the black jihadi flag before speeding off.

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