Arish cement truck drivers to receive military protection

Arish cement truck drivers to receive military protection
20 November 2017


El Arish Cement Company factory in northern Sinai has been visited by a military delegation after armed militants attacked contracted drivers to reassure them of military protection.

The Second Field Army chief General Khalid Mujawar, central Sinai battalion, aimed to address the fact that contracted drivers had refused to resume work after the 9 November attack on eight trucks that left nine people dead. The halt in transportation has left tonnes of unsold cement stockpiled in the factory.

The new security measures limit the movement of cement trucks along the Ismailia-Aoga Road between 8-14h and mandate that the each truck should be accompanied by a security force at all times, reports Mada.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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