Militants kill 5 police in complex attack in Egypt's Sinai

EL-ARISH -- Egyptian security officials say suspected Islamic militants have attacked police in the northern Sinai Peninsula, killing five of them and wounding another five.


They say the militants opened fire on an army vehicle before setting it on fire in the city of el-Arish on Monday. When reinforcements arrived, the militants set off a roadside bomb. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief reporters.