Egypt Increases Security in Sinai After Attacks, MENA Says
Additional military personnel and equipment reached the area to support the police forces in the “intensive campaign against terrorism,” state-run MENA reported today.
The move is part of a campaign to clear the Sinai of terrorists and criminals, MENA said, citing an identified security official.
A senior Egyptian security officer was shot on Nov. 6 by unidentified assailants in north Sinai. The head of security for the region was fired after the Nov. 3 killing of three policemen prompted protests by lower-ranking security officials.
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