Egyptian police shot and killed a man on Saturday in an exchange of fire with armed Bedouin men on a truck in north Sinai, security sources said. Two police vehicles tried to stop the truck, but it rammed one of the vehicles and police opened fire, prompting Bedouin in the truck to fire back, a security source told Reuters.
One Bedouin man died in the exchange, and police were searching for three others who escaped after abandoning the truck, the source added. According to security sources, the truck had no licence plates and contained stolen electrical cables and ammunition. Police have called in Bedouin tribal elders to try to identify the dead man, they added.