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Policeman Killed in Egypt Gun Attack
Policeman Killed in Egypt Gun Attack

Policeman Killed in Egypt Gun Attack

Policeman Killed in Egypt Gun Attack

One person has been killed and at least four others have been injured in an attack in southern Sinai.  The attack, near Egypt’s St. Catherine’s Monastery, has been claimed by the self-styled Islamic State terrorist group. Egyptian officials have reported that a gunman attacked a police checkpoint on Tuesday evening, killing one officer and wounding four people, DW reported. The attack occurred near the St. Catherine’s Monastery in southern Sinai, a UNESCO heritage site that is one of the oldest Christian monasteries in the world. Shortly after the shooting occurred, the IS claimed it through the Amaq news agency. The incident comes just over a week after two churches in Egypt were bombed during Palm Sunday services, killing 45 people. The bombings were claimed by an IS affiliate based on the Sinai Peninsula. The country’s Christian minority, which makes up about 10% of the total population, has become a frequent target of militants over the past several months.

 

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