Militants kill 24 Egypt policemen in Sinai

People inspect a police minibus attacked by militants in Sinai Peninsula, July 15, 2013.

Militants have attacked two police minibuses with rocket-propelled grenades in Egyptâ„¢s northern Sinai Peninsula, killing two dozen policemen, security officials say.

The ambush was carried out on Monday morning near the border town of Rafah.

At least three policemen were also wounded in the incident, the latest attack on Egyptian security officials in the volatile region.

There has been no claim of responsibility for the attack so far.

The Sinai Peninsula has been witnessing a surge in deadly violence since the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi by the army on July 3.

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Republished from: Press TV