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Bomb kills two in Egypt's Sinai

A low-ranking military officer and civilian driver killed, 12 conscripts injured in bomb attack in restive Sinai Peninsula

MENA, Tuesday 22 Oct 2013
An army check point in North Sinai's Al-Arish city mid-July 2013 (Photo: Reuters)
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A bomb exploded in North Sinai's Rafah on Tuesday morning, killing one low-ranking officer and a civilian driver, and injuring 12 conscripts.

The blast took place where the soldiers were deployed, a security source told state news agency MENA.

The injured were transferred to a nearby hospital, he added.

Since the 3 July removal of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, militant attacks targeting security forces have been on the rise, mostly in Sinai which has suffered a security vacuum since the January 2011 revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

Last Friday, a 31-year-old policeman was killed in Sinai by unknown gunmen who escaped after hitting him with 17 bullets.

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