CAIRO: An Egyptian interior ministry employee was killed in North Sinai, security officials said Saturday, two days after jihadis aligned with ISIS killed 30 people in the peninsula.
The 50-year-old, who worked for the road traffic department, was shot in the head in his home in the regional capital of El-Arish on Friday night, the officials said.
The Sinai has witnessed a surge in attacks against security forces claimed by jihadi groups since the July 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohammad Morsi.
On Thursday, militants from Ansar Beit al-Maqdis -- which has pledged allegiance to ISIS in Iraq and Syria -- claimed a string of attacks, including a car bombing, that left at least 30 people dead.
Subsequent clashes between the army and militants killed two children on Friday.