At least eight (8) policemen have been killed in an attack on a checkpoint in the northern Sinai city of al-Arish on Monday.
A video uploaded to a social media website purports to show a plume of smoke rising, and audio of gunfire and an explosion in the aftermath of the attack.
According to security sources, the attack, launched with a car-bomb got planted in a street-cleaning car that the attackers had stolen a few days earlier.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which also wounded 13 people including 4 civilians. Police found the body of one of the attackers driving the vehicle that exploded.