A terrorist involved in a deadly attack on a security checkpoint in Egypt’s South Sinai was killed on Wednesday, Egyptian interior ministry said.

The ministry said in a press release that security forces identified the location where the attacker was hiding and killed him in a gun battle.

A policeman was killed and four others wounded on Tuesday in an attack on a security checkpoint near Egypt’s Saint Catherine’s Monastery in South Sinai.

The attack came several days after two bombings on churches claimed by Islamic State (IS) killed 47 people.

Egypt has been suffering anti-security attacks mainly in North Sinai, from where IS takes a base of its attacks. Hundreds of security men have been killed in the attacks.

Attacks in South Sinai, however, have been rare in recent years. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh