ISIS took responsibility for yesterday's Sinai terror attack

After a series of terror attacks in Egypt, the security tensions continue to claim victims. Armed terrorists opened fire on Egyptian Security Forces in the Sinai. 1 Egyptian policeman was killed and 4 others were injured.
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As reported yesterday on JOL, 1 Egyptian policeman was killed and 4 others were injured in a shooting incident at Saint Catherine Monastery in the Sinai. According to various versions that were published in the media, the Egyptian Interior Ministry announced that armed terrorists opened fire on Egyptian Security Forces and that they responded to the fire. ISIS claimed responsibility for the terror attack.

The incident comes in the background of increased security tensions in Egypt after only last week Egyptian President Abdul Fattah el-Sisi declared a 3-month state of emergency in the country. This came after the fatal Palm Sunday terror attacks in Egypt, where almost 50 Christians were killed and dozens more were injured in Alexandria and Tanta. Sisi announced new measures following the wave of terror attacks in his country. “President Sisi has decided to order the military to deploy protection units to guard vital and important infrastructure,” a statement from the Egyptian President proclaimed.

The Egyptian President has blamed several countries without naming them for the instability in Egypt: “The Egyptian people thwarted plots and efforts by countries and fascist terror organizations to try and take over Egypt.”

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