Gunmen shoot and kill policeman in Egypt's restive northern Sinai

September 3, 2014 11:17 AM

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EL-ARISH, Egypt – An Egyptian security official says an off-duty policeman has been shot dead by gunmen in the restive north of the Sinai Peninsula.

The official said the 32-year-old first sergeant was walking home after work on Wednesday when gunmen opened fire, killing him on the spot in el-Arish, the provincial capital. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to reporters.

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