Islamic terrorists ambushed two buses traveling in the Sinai. The killers pulled the police from the bus, ordered them to lie on the ground and then shot them in the head execution style. Twenty-four officers were killed.
Islamist terrorists have killed 24 security personnel in an ambush in northern Sinai, officials in Egypt have claimed, according to Sky News.
The BBC reported that the people killed were members of the police. They were travelling in two buses which came under attack from armed men close to the town of Rafah, on the Gaza border, security forces said.
A number of policemen were also reported to have been injured in the blast.
Multiple reports circulating on the Twitter network said that the policemen were made to lie down and then shot, execution style. Security sources cited by the BBC said four armed men had stopped the police buses and forced the passengers to get out before shooting them.
On Thursday, terrorists in the Sinai peninsula killed seven Egyptian soldiers in an attack on a checkpoint, security officials said. Gunmen in two cars attacked the soldiers in their tents at a checkpoint near a police station in the northern town of El-Arish, the officials said.
In August of 2012, 16 Egyptian soldiers were killed in an attack by Islamists who then tried to cross the border into Israel.
A photo of the execution is making the rounds on Twitter.
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