At least one policeman has been killed, and three others wounded, after gunfire opened fire on a checkpoint, near Egypt’s St Catherine’s monastery.
One policeman has been killed by gunmen who opened fire on a checkpoint near St Catherine’s monastery in Egypt’s south Sinai, officials say.
Another three police officers were injured in the attack several hundred metres from the church entrance.
Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for the attack.
Located at the foot of Mount Sinai, St Catherine’s is one of the oldest Christian monasteries in the world and a UNESCO world heritage site.
It is part of the Eastern Orthodox Church.