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Bomb-laden car driven into military convoy in Sinai kills 11
Suicide attack on Al-Arish to Rafah road in North Sinai kills 11 soldiers, injures 37
Ahram Online , Wednesday 20 Nov 2013
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A destroyed bus, after a suicide attacker hit his explosive-laden car into the bus at the road between the border town of Rafah and the coastal city of el-Arish, Egypt (Photo: the official Facebook page of the Egyptian Military Spokesman of the Armed Forces)

The armed forces spokesman has said that a suicide attack on soldiers in North Sinai on Wednesday morning killed 11 and injured 37. Seven of the injured are in a critical condition. 

Egyptian state TV initially stated that 12 soldiers had been killed and 35 injured in the attack but an official statement by spokesman Colonel Ahmed Ali, released on his Facebook page, amended the figures.

The spokesman said that the seven critically wounded soldiers were transported by medically equipped helicopters to a military hospital in North Sinai's capital, Al-Arish, and to Cairo's Maadi military hospital.

Ali stated that the explosion happened when a bomb-laden car drove into an army convoy carrying the off-duty soldiers on the road between Al-Arish and Rafah.

The soldiers were about to begin their vacation.

State agency MENA had originally quoted a security source as saying that a parked car exploded.

Troops and Apache helicopters have been combing the area for the perpetrators.

The attack is the bloodiest since mid-August when gunmen killed 25 police conscripts in an ambush on a security convoy in Rafah.

The restive peninsula, already suffering a security vacuum since the ouster of autocrat Hosni Mubarak, has seen a spike in militant activity since Mohamed Morsi's ouster. Attacks on security and army targets in the Sinai region have killed over 100 since July.

Dozens of militants have been killed since the army began a campaign to flush out "terrorists" and seize or destroy arms caches in the Sinai region.



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karim
21-11-2013 01:51pm
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We are with the army
Real Egyptians support the Army who wants to die for Egypt not like that people that burnt the Egyptian flag in tahrir square these are supported from the US,Turkie And Qatar. and these countries gonna faint cause of its black terrorism in Egypt
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Anver Chiller
21-11-2013 12:12am
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stupid remarks
to Guest: why would Saudi Arabia which paid billions to prop up the Sisi regime undermine that regime? Are you a Shiite idiot?
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Aly
21-11-2013 10:53pm
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Correct.
I agree with you,Problem is there are many Guests these days!!!
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Aly
21-11-2013 12:06am
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Obama
Mr Kevin! Isn't Obama and MB are the same? if not what about the congress hearing for the 4 billion us dollars paid to MB by Obama administration?? so whats absurd, and whats real,please make more search.
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Mohamed, Egyptian
20-11-2013 11:39pm
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Brotherhood= terrorist mob! EGYPTIANS LOVE EGYPTIANS
These terrorists receive funding from somewhere, im fairly sure itnt Saudi funding. What does Gaza need tunnels for? to smuggle? is it stolen goods? HOW COME THEY JUST CANT PURCHASE THE GOODS FROM EGYPT'S GOVERNMENT???????????? HOW MANY PALESTINIANS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED IN THE SINAI? HOW COME HAMAS AND FATAH DONT UNITE???????? BROTHERHOOD IS JUST TRYING TO DISRUPT OUR UNITY, WHICH WILL NEVER HAPPEN, INSHALLA.....people should think for themselves so they arent made to be fools. IS IT POSSIBLE TO SET UP CLOSED CIRCUIT TV ACROSS THE SINAI AND THE BORDER?
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Aly
20-11-2013 11:25pm
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Egypt will rise again
Those who think that Egyptian hate each other,and those who said that America is not interested in destroying our military and divide our country as well, I say stop fooling yourself, and make no mistake,Egypt will rise again, and since 2005 the money was pumped to different organizations in Egypt was meant to let Egyptian fight each other and collect information,analyze it to serve the purpose.the majority of Egyptians now know the truth about the ugly face of America,I say to Mr Obama ,you are a big looser!and soon the truth will be revealed about the dirty deal with brotherhood and his covering up for the cold blood murder for the American diplomat in Libya.America will be self destructed soon.
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Frastrated Egyptian
20-11-2013 04:14pm
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Shame on you MB and their follower
Killing and assesination are your way in life. God save Egypt from your dirty hands that are covered with blood.
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Farhan
21-11-2013 05:24pm
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Military fascists are your Gods
You should be ashamed of yourself, you are supporting people who have killed thousands of innocent civilians on streets.
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Aly
20-11-2013 11:25am
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Egypt will rise again
The more terror against our military the more we will support it and back it. we all know that Obama's plan is to destroy our military and our country as well.Using ignorance and poverty spread after 30 years of a president without a vision!if he invested in human capital, the picture would be different now.Egypt will rise up again,and America is driving herself dawn the road of self destruction, matter of time.
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Hasdan Shehata
20-11-2013 10:32pm
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Mubarak was a good leader
If Mubarak was so bad, then why did Egyptians bring his regime back to life?
Kevin
20-11-2013 09:35pm
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0bama..
0bama doesn't have a plan to destroy Egypt. His plan is to destroy the USA. For you to think that the US wants to destroy Egypt's milirary is absurd. Try to blame the real cuprits, the member of the MB and not the US.
Guest
20-11-2013 08:00pm
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I agree,
I aapart from your point that Obama wants to destroy the Egyptian army. The djihadist groups who are killing police and army personnel are funded by Saudi-Arabia and Qatar (who want to export Wahhabism to Egypt).
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George Siniora
20-11-2013 11:00am
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Political problem
The bloodbath will continue in the absence of true reconciliation in Egypt. Unfortunately, the Egyptian culture is a dyspotic culture...where there is no room for compromise. There must be intensive reconciliation talks between the Islamists and the coup junta.....until they reached agreement. This is not an issue of terror..it is a political issue par excellance. The Islamists believe their religion and their survival are at stake. I don't blame them after what happened recently especially efforts by the secular establishment to outlaw Islamic parties and encourage atheism.
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Nigel Perry
21-11-2013 12:04am
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You are paying the price for your misddeds
Aly: Al-Qaeda attacked the U.S. But your army usurped the political will of the Egyptian people. You aremed forces murdered 5000 Egyptian men, women and children for protesting against the fascist junta. Remember, you ar talking with people who have minds....not like most Egyptians who watch and listen to mendacious media outlets.
Aly
20-11-2013 07:57pm
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Sept 11,2001
MR.George Siniora, when the 2 towers were hit and 3ooo Americans were killed!I do not recal that the American people dare to talk about political settlement with terror,my question is ,do you think that Americans
Aly
20-11-2013 07:54pm
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Sept 11,2001
did America talk to al qaeda after sept 11???? or went through 2 wars and had a grand opening for guantinamo??
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Ervin
20-11-2013 10:20am
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rip
It's all about business. The smugglers and Hamas now are angry at the Egyptian Army destroying the smuggling tunnels. But these ways the trafficants act, it's way too terroristic and villain. General Sisi is right, we need to wipe them out from the earth's face. Rest In Peace sons of Egypt.
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777
20-11-2013 10:26pm
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The army is only interested in maintaining its business empire
People are angry because the Egyptian army has murdered thousands of Egyptians in cold blood ....the very people the army ought to protect and defend. The Egyptian army is only interested in safeguarding its business empire...not safegarding Egypt.
Jack
20-11-2013 10:22pm
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blame yourselves...don'tblame Hamas
all investigations have shown that terror in Egypt is home-grown. It is Egyptians killing Egyptians. The Palestinians or Hamas have nothing to do with this issue. You people hate each other too much. If you want to destroy your country, go ahead. But don't blame Hamas. Besides, it is time you realized that the coup has failed and that Egypt is in a state of civil war. And the Islamists are in Egypt to stay, they are going nowhere.

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