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DISINTEGRATING 24 Egyptian Police Killed in Sinai Attack Safa Saber/EPA/Landov

24 Egyptian Police Killed in Sinai Attack

Twenty-four Egyptian police officers were killed Monday in the Sinai Peninsula when militants threw rocket-propelled grenades at two buses packed with law enforcement officials. The peninsula, once stable under former president Hosni Mubarak, borders both Israel and Gaza—and at least 49 security officers have been killed in attacks since the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi in July. Meanwhile, in Cairo, Egypt’s military government banned vigilante groups while warning that further violence will not be tolerated. Thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters took to the street Sunday, but security forces closed off roads and deployed tanks to prevent any more protests.

 

August 19, 2013 6:54 AM