Terrorist attack in El-Arish, Egypt

A truck bomb was driven into a police checkpoint and detonated killing 8 policemen. Although there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, an armed movement in the Sinai Peninsula is suspected to be responsible.

Advice For Travellers

El-Arish has been a tourist destination, but travellers should use extreme caution and avoid public places, such as government buildings, police stations and checkpoints, public markets, and cafes, that might be targets for extremists. Some countries advise their citizens to avoid travelling in the North Sinai governorate where El-Arish is located.