Militant attack kills 13 policemen N. Sinai

CAIRO, March 19 (KUNA) — A mortar attack on a police checkpoint in the restive Northern Sinai Peninsula left at least 13 policemen killed, the Egyptian Interior Ministry announced.
In a press statement, the MoI said that the militant offensive on Al-Safa checkpoint have killed two officers and 11 soldiers.
It added that forces have cordoned off the city and is searching for assailants. (end) aff.ibi