Sinai, (An24) – At least eight people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack on a police station in North Sinai, Egypt.
According to report, the bomber rammed the building in el-Arish with a lorry filled with explosives before militants opened fire on the station.
Three floors of the police building were blown out, officials said.
Nine bodies were said to have been retrieved from the rubble but that they feared the death toll could rise further.
No group has yet taken responsibility for the attack as at the time of filing this report.
Islamist groups are thought to have carried out more than 400 attacks in the North Sinai region between 2012 and 2015.
The Sinai Province jihadist group, the most active insurgents, swore an oath of loyalty to IS in November 2014.
The group was initially called Ansar Beit al-Maqdis (Supporters of Jerusalem), and has been active in the Sinai Peninsula since 2011.
It has an estimated 1,000 to 1,500 active members..
The Egyptian army has struggled over the past few years to contain the insurgency.