A relative of a policeman killed in an attack in northern Sinai points to graffiti in Kafr el-Sawalmiya, August 20, 2013
An Egyptian relative of a policeman killed in an attack in northern Sinai points to graffiti in Kafr el-Sawalmiya village on August 20, 2013. Suspected Islamists on Sunday shot dead a Coptic Christian man in Egypt's restive Sinai peninsula where several extremist groups operate, security sources told AFP. © Mohamed el-Shahed - AFP/File
A relative of a policeman killed in an attack in northern Sinai points to graffiti in Kafr el-Sawalmiya, August 20, 2013
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Last updated: September 1, 2013

Copt killed by suspected Islamists in Egypt's Sinai

Suspected Islamists on Sunday shot dead a Coptic Christian man in Egypt's restive Sinai peninsula where several extremist groups operate, security sources told AFP.

Hani Samir Kamel, 37, was attacked in El-Arish, the regional capital of North Sinai, where security forces have been battling a semi-insurgency since Islamist president Mohamed Morsi's military ouster on July 3.

The assailants fled after the attack, the sources said.

Militants have launched near daily attacks on police and army facilities in Sinai, where a priest was killed and a Copt found decapitated in July.

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