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One officer killed in the latest Islamic State attack in Egypt´s Sinai Peninsula

One officer killed in the latest Islamic State attack in Egypt´s Sinai Peninsula

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The Islamic State group has claimed an attack this week in Egypt´s restive Sinai Peninsula that killed an officer and wounded three others.

A statement by the extremist group released late on Wednesday on a militant-linked website says its fighters had targeted an armored vehicle carrying Egyptian forces with a roadside bombing the previous day in the town of Sheikh Zuweid.

Egyptian officials had said a captain was killed and four members of the security forces were wounded in a roadside bombing on Tuesday.

Egypt has been battling an Islamic insurgency in Sinai, led by the regional IS affiliate, that intensified after the military overthrew the country´s Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi, in 2013.

The militants have carried out scores of attacks, mainly targeting security forces and minority Christians.

Source: Daily Mail

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