13 Egypt policemen killed in Sinai attack claimed by ISIS

A mortar attack on a checkpoint in Egypt`s restive Sinai Peninsula killed 13 policemen on Saturday, the interior ministry said in a statement.

AFP| Last Updated: Mar 20, 2016, 01:57 AM IST
13 Egypt policemen killed in Sinai attack claimed by ISIS

Cairo: A mortar attack on a checkpoint in Egypt`s restive Sinai Peninsula killed 13 policemen on Saturday, the interior ministry said in a statement.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack, but said in a statement that it had deployed a suicide bomber who blew up a car at the checkpoint, which jihadists then raided.