Skip to comments.Egypt: Gunmen Open Fire on Checkpoint in Sinai
Posted on 08/07/2012 5:31:54 PM PDT by Nachum
Armed men opened fire on a security checkpoint in Egypt's Al-Arish city in the Sinai Peninsula late Tuesday night, state media said.
The official MENA news agency reported that exchanges of gunfire continued late into the night but there were no immediate reports of injuries.
Unknown armed men opened fire on a checkpoint on the main road between Al-Arish and Rafiah, MENA said in a report quoted by the Reuters news agency.
The latest incident comes just several days after another terror attack near the Egypt-Israel border.
In the attack which occurred on Sunday, terrorists attacked two Egyptian army posts in the Egyptian part of Rafiah with anti-tank rockets and gunfire, killing 16 Egyptian soldiers. The terrorists then tried to infiltrate into Israel using two stolen Egyptian military vehicles, but were foiled by the IDF.
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi vowed following the attack to avenge the deaths of the 16 soldiers.
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Armed men open fire on a security checkpoint in Al-Arish in the Sinai Peninsula. No immediate reports of injuries.