Terrorist group «Islamic state» has claimed responsibility for the attack that occurred on September 11 in El-Arish in the northeast Sinai Peninsula. The victims of the attack, according to the latest data, steel 18 the Egyptian police.
The convoy, consisting of armoured cars, got to well planned ambush. The attack began with a car bomb rammed a police vehicle and exploded, causing considerable damage to the four vehicles.
After that, police attacked the militants, which, according to the newspaper «al-Ahram» was a few dozen. They finished off the wounded and shot police medics trying to help the victims.
Since the beginning of the antiterrorist operation in the summer of 2013 in the Sinai have killed hundreds of soldiers and police, have been destroyed thousands of terrorists. However, despite considerable efforts, the authorities failed to bring the situation under control.