Middle East

Gunmen kill soldier in Egypt's Sinai: police official

Egyptian security forces take position during an operation in the northern Sinai peninsula on August 8, 2012. Gunmen shot dead an Egyptian soldier on Sunday during an attack on a checkpoint in the restive north of Sinai, a police official said.

Egyptian security forces take position during an operation in the northern Sinai peninsula on August 8, 2012. Gunmen shot dead an Egyptian soldier on Sunday during an attack on a checkpoint in the restive north of Sinai, a police official said.  (AFP/File)

Gunmen shot dead an Egyptian soldier on Sunday during an attack on a checkpoint in the restive north of Sinai, a police official said.

The attack took place near the town of El-Arish, where Islamists this week stormed the provincial headquarters and raised the banner of Islamist militants.

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