Egypt attacks in Sinai leave four security forces dead: officials

Jihadists have regularly attacked security forces in the peninsula since the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013Two Egyptian policemen and two soldiers were killed on Sunday in two bombing attacks in the country’s restive Sinai Peninsula, where Islamic State (IS) jihadists have regularly attacked security forces. In one attack at dawn, a remotely-detonated bomb hit a police vehicle as security forces were carrying out a search operation in the Rafah region, on the border with the Gaza Strip, killing two policemen, officials said. An army officer and a soldier were also killed in a similar attack in the Sheikh Zuwaid region of northern Sinai, the officials added.

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