Egyptian officials: Roadside bombing kills 8 policemen in troubled Sinai

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Egyptian officials say a roadside bomb has killed eight policemen travelling in an armored vehicle in the country's troubled Sinai Peninsula.

Security officials say the explosive device appeared to have been detonated by remote control. They said the bomb went off on Tuesday as the police vehicle was driving through the village of el-Wefaq near the Egyptian border with the Gaza Strip.

A medical official says the explosion also wounded two officers. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

The Egyptian military has been carrying out an offensive in the northern region of Sinai, a stronghold of militant groups, and has recently killed and captured dozens of suspects.