Officer injured in Sinai gas station attack

A security officer at Abordis Police Department was wounded in an armed attack by unidentified armed men Monday afternoon inside a gas station in Abordis, South Sinai, security and medical sources said.

Sources said the security member is Mohamed Kamel Mohamed, 22. He was severely injured in the chest and was taken to Sharm el-Sheikh International Hospital for treatment.

Security authorities began their investigation of the incident to find the attacker, the sources said.

Security and military forces have launched an extensive campaign to purge the Sinai Peninsula of criminals, after the death of 16 Egyptian security officers in an attack targeting a security checkpoint near the Israel border on 5 August.

Edited translation from MENA

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