Suspected militants attacked a police station in Al-Arish (North Sinai province) on Tuesday, June 25, killing seven policemen. Four militants were also killed in the clashes that followed. The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack via its media channel.
Similar attacks and associated security operations are to be expected in North Sinai province over the coming weeks.
The attack comes as security forces continue to carry out counterterrorism raids in the area under the auspices of "Comprehensive Operation - Sinai 2018," that aims to neutralize militant and terrorist groups operating in the Sinai, Nile Delta, and the Western Desert.
Individuals in Egypt are advised to monitor the situation, refrain from travel to North Sinai province, report suspicious behavior and objects to the authorities, remain vigilant when visiting areas vulnerable to terrorist attacks (e.g. tourist sites, churches, international and government buildings, public transportation hubs, etc.), and anticipate similar security operations over the near term. Adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and your home government.
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