Gunmen kill policeman in monastery attack in Egypt

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Gunmen kill policeman in monastery attack in Egypt
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By Ali Abdelaty

Gunmen attacked security forces near St. Catherine’s Monastery in Egypt’s south Sinai on Tuesday, killing at least one police officer and injuring four others, the Health Ministry said, just a week after two deadly church bombings killed 45.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack on a police checkpoint about 800 metres (yards) from the entrance to the monastery, one of the world’s most important Christian sites.

The attack comes just 10 days before Pope Francis is scheduled to visit Egypt and just...


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Gunmen kill policeman in monastery attack in Egypt


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