El-Arish - Egyptian security officials say suspected
militants have ambushed two police minibuses in northern Sinai, firing
rocket-propelled grenades and killing 24 policemen.
The officials say the Monday morning attack took place as
the two vehicles were driving through a village near the border town of Rafah
in the volatile Sinai Peninsula.
They say the attack also left three policemen wounded. The
officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to talk
to the media.
Sinai has been witnessing almost daily attacks by suspected
militants since the 3 July ouster of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi in a
The strategic region borders the Gaza Strip and Israel.