13 Egypt policemen killed in Sinai attack claimed by IS

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack. Photo / Supplied
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack. Photo / Supplied

A mortar attack on a checkpoint in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula killed 13 policemen on Saturday, the interior ministry said in a statement.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack, but said in a statement that it had deployed a suicide bomber who blew up a car at the checkpoint, which jihadists then raided.

- AFP

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