Egyptian officials say policeman, militant killed in Sinai
Egyptian officials say a militant attack has killed a police conscript in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula.
The officials say that the militants attacked a police checkpoint in the town of Rafah early on Sunday, wounding another two conscripts who were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Authorities say that security forces killed a militant, and wounded others, in clashes that followed the assault.
No group claimed responsibility for the attack, which bares the hallmarks of an Islamic State affiliate based in northern Sinai.