ISIS ATTACK AT SINAI CHECKPOINT: Death Toll Up to 15 Policemen

deathPrayers are with the dead and their families. Hopefully justice will come quick.

Egypt’s Interior Ministry says the death toll from a mortar attack on a checkpoint near northern Sinai’s provincial capital of el-Arish has risen to 15 policemen killed.

The ministry says in a Sunday statement that the dead include three officers.

A Sinai-based Islamic State affiliate has claimed responsibility for the Saturday attack, according to a statement circulated on social media. The Associated Press could not independently verify the claim.

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