Minister of interior Magdy Abdel Ghaffar - File Photo
CAIRO – 16 October 2017: The Interior Ministry has released the details of the al-Arish terrorist attack that took place on Monday in North Sinai.
In an official statement, the ministry said that the number of militants targeting security checkpoints near al-Arish police station as the police forces clashed with them.
Meanwhile, another group of terrorists stormed the al-Arish National Bank branch located in the same district near the police station.
Three police officers were killed due to the terrorist attacks, along with one of the bank security members and a civilian woman.
Other civilians near the terrorist attacks were reported to be injured. The terrorists also stole an unknown amount of money from the bank before escaping.
Excessive security measures were imposed in the district in order to capture the terrorists.