Cairo - Gunmen in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday
killed a politician who was a member of parliament during the era of autocrat
Hosni Mubarak, security sources said.
Attackers in a car fired four bullets at Abdel Hamid Silmi
as he left a mosque, the sources said, adding that he was a member of Mubarak's
National Democratic Party.
Militants, mostly based in North Sinai, have escalated
attacks on security forces and other targets since 3 July, when the army
deposed President Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood and installed a new
The militants have struck on an almost daily basis and
killed around 40 people, according to medical officials. Many of those killed
were members of the security forces.