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Egypt Jihadis Kill 11 Cops in 'Taliban' Bomb

11 policemen were killed in a roadside explosion planted by Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis in North Sinai.

Staff Writer

Jihadists have killed 11 police officers in Sinai in a Taliban-style roadside bomb.

Two men were killed in the blast and nine others were shot dead as they attempted to flee the scene.

The attack was claimed by ISIS-linked terror group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis. The blast comes just days after six men were beheaded by the group amid of allegations of spying for Israel.

Four of the men were beheaded in a gruesome hour long video, while another two beheaded corpses were found near Al-Arish last weekend.

Authorities have been engaged in an ongoing pursuit of the group in recent months.

The Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis Twitter account was shut down earlier this week, only to resurface online just hours later.

Their latest murderous stunt will doubtlessly fuel fears that jihadi terror groups are beginning to develop a stronghold in the Sinai region.

Earlier this year Ansar Beit Al-Magdas pledged allegiance to ISIS and their so-called Islamic State.