Created on Sunday, 17 May 2015 00:33
Written by Ben Ariel - Arutz Sheva
Gunmen kill two Egyptian judges
Gunmen on Saturday killed two Egyptian judges and a prosecutor in the Sinai Peninsula, where security forces are battling an Islamist insurgency spearheaded by an Islamic State group affiliate, officials said, according to AFP.
The shooting in North Sinai's provincial capital El-Arish also killed the officials' driver and wounded another prosecutor, the health ministry said.
Some of Morsi's fellow defendants included jihadists in Sinai, where terrorists often attack members of the security forces.
Police said the officials came under attack while being driven to a court hearing in El-Arish.
Health ministry spokesman Hossam Abdel Ghaffar told AFP four people were killed.
"Two judges, a prosecutor and the driver of the car were killed, while another prosecutor was wounded," he said.
Attacks on policemen and military targets have been the norm in the Sinai for years, but have increased following the ouster of Morsi.
Most of the attacks have been claimed by Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis, a jihadist group that is affiliated with ISIS.