Cairo, Egypt, Apr 19, 2017 / 15:14 pm America/Denver (CNA).
Gunmen attacked a police checkpoint near an historic Orthodox Christian monastery in Egypt, killing one and wounding four.
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility, the Associated Press reports.
St. Catherine's Monastery, located in a remote desert and mountainous area of the South Sinai governorate, was built in the sixth century at the foot of Mount Sinai. It is a UNESCO world heritage site and a popular destination for tourists and visitors to the Red Sea.
Militants ascended onto an elevated hilltop overlooking the police checkpoint several hundred meters outside the monastery. Then they opened fire.
Some of the gunmen were wounded when police returned fire, Egypt's Interior Ministry said.