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26 juin 2019 | 12h25 UTC

Egypt: Seven policemen killed in North Sinai province June 25

Egypt Alerte de sécurité

Suspected militants kill seven policemen in attack on police station in North Sinai province, June 25

TIMEFRAME expected from 25/6/2019, 11h00 until 29/6/2019, 10h59 (Africa/Cairo). COUNTRY/REGION North Sinai Governorate

Event

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.

Context

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.

Advice

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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