Egyptian riot police fires a tear gas canister towards protesters on January 29, 2013
Egyptian riot police fires a tear gas canister towards protesters on January 29, 2013. Unidentified gunmen killed two Egyptian policemen guarding a government building in the northern Sinai town of Al-Arish, a security official told AFP. © Khaled Desouki - AFP/File
Egyptian riot police fires a tear gas canister towards protesters on January 29, 2013
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Last updated: July 5, 2013

Gunmen kill two policemen in Egypt's Sinai

Armed supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi stormed North Sinai's provincial headquarters in El-Arish on Friday after a gunfight and raised the black banner of Islamist militants, an AFP correspondent said.

He said the protesters entered the building after it was abandoned by security forces, as supporters of the president overthrown on Wednesday in a military coup also clashed with opponents elsewhere in the country.

At least 16 people were wounded in the clashes in El-Arish, medics said.

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