Egypt: Convoy attack Tuesday result of explosive device inside terror tunnel

An Egyptian official security source said Wednesday that the attack that killed 11 Egyptian soldiers in Egyptian Rafah area was conducted using an explosive device planted in a tunnel that was dug beneath a main traffic artery in the city.


In addition, a gunmen shot dead an Egyptian off-duty policeman on Wednesday in the restive north of the Sinai Peninsula, a security official said.


The official said the 32-year-old first sergeant was walking home after work when gunmen opened fire, killing him on the spot in el-Arish, the provincial capital.


Associated Press contributed to this report.