September 11, 2017 / 1:10 PM / 10 months ago

Death toll from attack on Sinai security convoy rises to 18 Egyptian policemen - sources

ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - The death toll from an Islamic State attack on a security convoy in Egypt’s North Sinai province has climbed to 18 policemen, including two officers, security and medical sources said on Monday.

Seven people, three policemen and four ambulance workers, were also injured in the attack, which started when militants detonated an improvised explosive device targeting armoured vehicles that later devolved into a gunfight.

Islamic State claimed the attack.

Reporting by Yusri Mohamed; Writing by Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Gareth Jones

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