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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
Sinai
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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