ISIS attack in Sinai kills 8 Police

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The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group claimed an attack that killed eight Egyptian policemen in the restive Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday (June 5), as the country marked the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr. 

“Islamic State (in Iraq and Syria) fighters this morning launched two simultaneous attacks on two police checkpoints in the city of El-Arish,” said a statement released by the Islamist group’s propaganda wing, Amaq. 

It claimed that 10 policemen were killed in the two attacks; one on a checkpoint south of El-Arish and another on a second checkpoint in a “nearby area”. 

It said the twin operation was designed to “divide” the attention of security forces and give militants enough time to pull back before reinforcements arrived. 

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