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Egypt Sinai Shooting Attack Wounds Policeman
2012-11-07
[An Nahar] An Egyptian policeman was shot and critically maimed in Sinai on Tuesday when gunnies opened fire on a police patrol, days after three coppers were killed in an ambush in the restive peninsula.

The officer was shot in the neck in the northern city of El-Arish, the site of the deadly attack on Saturday.

The interior minister sacked Sinai's security chief on Sunday after policeman protested following the killings of their colleagues.

Security in the desert and mountainous region collapsed after an uprising ousted president Hosni Mubarak
...The former President-for-Life of Egypt, dumped by popular demand in early 2011...
in February 2011.

Since then, several krazed killer attacks in the Sinai, which borders Israel and the Gazoo Strip, have targeted police and soldiers, including a brazen August 5 ambush on an army outpost that killed 16 soldiers.

The military launched a wide-ranging campaign after that attack to flush out krazed killers, but drive-by shootings have continued.
Posted by:Fred

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