Thursday, August 9, 2012

'Fresh clashes' in Egypt's Sinai

Fresh fighting has broken out between gunmen and police in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, according to state TV.

The clashes near a police station in the town of al-Arish come a day after the Egyptian military launched an offensive against suspected Islamist militants in the region.

The military action followed the killing of 16 border guards on Sunday.

The Egyptian president sacked the country's intelligence chief and the province's governor on Wednesday.

Nile News TV said on Thursday that "clashes resumed between armed men and police forces in front of police station number two in al-Arish".

There are no reports as yet of casualties. Read More