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Islamic State claims attack near Egypt's St. Catherine's Monastery: Amaq
April 18, 2017 / 9:58 PM / 7 months ago

Islamic State claims attack near Egypt's St. Catherine's Monastery: Amaq

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State was responsible for an attack on a police checkpoint just outside Egypt’s St. Catherine’s Monastery in southern Sinai, the group’s Amaq news agency said on Tuesday.

FILE PHOTO - Special police forces stand guard as a Greek monk is seen on the top of a church at Saint Catherine's monastery, in the Sinai Peninsula, south of Egypt, in this file photo taken December 8, 2015. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh/File Photo

The attack, which killed one police officer and injured four others, came just over a week after two deadly church bombings that killed 45 and were also claimed by Islamic State.

Reporting by Ali Abdelaty; writing by Eric Knecht, editing by G Crosse

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