2016 Arish attack

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Attack Al-Arish 2016
Part of Sinai insurgency
LocationArish, North Sinai Governorate, Egypt
PerpetratorsIslamic State of Iraq and the Levant
2016 Arish attack is located in Sinai
Sheikh Zuweid
Sheikh Zuweid
Location on the Sinai Peninsula of the three cities attacked in January 2015 by Wilayat Sinai.

Thirteen policemen and soldiers were killed on Saturday night March 20, 2016 in an attack that targeted a security checkpoint in Sinai's Al-Arish.[1][2] The Ministry of Interior announced that a mortar attack targeted Al-Safa checkpoint, killing two police officers, a policeman and 10 soldiers.[3][4][5][6]

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  1. ^ "At least 13 Egyptian policemen killed in attack on North Sinai checkpoint".
  2. ^ "Egyptian troops killed in Sinai attack".
  3. ^ "Egypt: 'IS attack' kills 13 policemen in Sinai". BBC News. 19 March 2016.
  4. ^ 13 policemen and soldiers killed in Al-Arish attack Daily News Egypt,March 20, 2016
  5. ^ Reuters Editorial (20 March 2016). "Sinai attack kills at least 13 Egyptian policemen". Reuters. {{cite web}}: |author= has generic name (help)
  6. ^ "Isis mortar kills at least 13 police at Egyptian checkpoint". the Guardian. 19 March 2016.