On Monday, Egyptian officials reported that a soldier and policeman were killed in two different attacks by militants in the Sinai Peninsula. This attack reflects the continued chaos and danger confronting civilians in north Sinai and the Egyptian government’s poor response to such danger. Christians, especially, have been targeted by militants during 2017. Hopefully, these attacks will motivate the Egyptian government to better protect civilians in this region and be more intentional about bringing militants to justice.
08/22/2017 Egypt (Press TV) – An Egyptian soldier and a policeman have been killed in separate attacks by suspected Takfiri militants in the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula, security officials say.
The officials said on Monday that five troops were wounded when their armored vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the border town of Rafah late on Sunday.
The soldiers came under fire immediately after the bomb went off in the violence-wracked region of the North African country.
Separately, a militant sniper killed a policeman on duty at a checkpoint in Sinai’s coastal city of el-Arish on Sunday night.
The Egyptian military has been struggling to contain an insurgency by militants in northern Sinai.
At least 26 Egyptian soldiers were killed or wounded on July 7, 2017, in attacks on checkpoints in the Sinai Peninsula.