CAIRO (Sputnik) — According to the MENA news agency, an armored vehicle carrying the law enforcers exploded while driving along a street in the El Safaa district of the city of Arish.
The attack came the next day after militants exploded two car bombs and launched a suicide raid on a military checkpoint in northern Sinai that resulted in death of at least 23 servicemen. Security forces managed to kill over 40 terrorists in clashes.
Egypt has been fighting a jihadist insurgency in the Sinai desert after the army overthrew then Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in 2013. Police and security forces have since been the target of deadly attacks by Islamists in the area.