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Nine policemen killed in Egypt suicide bomber attack


El Arish (Egypt): A suicide bomber driving a garbage truck packed with explosives rammed his vehicle into an Egyptian security checkpoint in Sinai on Monday, killing nine policemen, according to media reports.

The incident took place outside a police building in northern Sinai, which also left around 10 people injured, media reported.

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According to local media reports, three floors of the police building in El Arish city were blown up in the attack. Nine bodies were recovered from the rubble and the number of people dead could increase, said local officials.

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The main attack was followed by smaller explosions when militants in black masks fired rocket-propelled grenades at armed personnel around the checkpoint, media reported.

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