Eight civilians shot dead in North Sinai house raid

Published November 12th, 2015 - 11:30 GMT
The house was raided in Al-Arish city, according to security and medical sources. (AFP/File)
The house was raided in Al-Arish city, according to security and medical sources. (AFP/File)

Eight civilians were shot dead late Wednesday by unknown assailants who raided their home in Egypt's North Sinai Al-Arish city, MENA state news agency reported.

Security and medical sources told the state news agency that the unknown assailants raided a house in Al-Batal district in Al-Arish city and shot everyone present in the house.

The attack resulted in the death of eight people, one of which was a young girl, while another individual was injured.

Security sources claim that the killing of the eight individuals was due to conflicts between families.

Al-Arish is at the center of ongoing fighting between Egyptian armed forces and Islamist militants Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis.

The majority of attacks carried out by Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis are reported to have targeted security personnel.

Fighting between the Egyptian armed forces and Islamist militants has intensified in the past two years, with hundreds killed from both camps.


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