Egypt: 4 killed in a shooting attack in Sinai

Egypt’s interior ministry said in a statement that unidentified gunmen had opened fire on a microbus in North Sinai’s city of Arish

Four people, including three policemen, were killed in a shooting attack in Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, according to the country’s interior ministry, reported Anadolu Agency.

“Three policemen and the driver were killed,” the ministry said.

According to the interior ministry statement, security forces have imposed a security cordon in the scene of the attack and launched a manhunt for the assailants.

A security source earlier told Anadolu Agency that four people — three policemen and a civilian — had been killed in the shooting attack, for which no group has yet claimed responsibility.

According to the source, the assailants had seized weapons of the slain policemen and fled the scene unscathed.

Egypt has been battling an insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula amid militant attacks that mainly targeted security forces.