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El-Sisi calls urgent National Defence Council meeting over North Sinai attack

Egypt's president calls for emergency meeting on Friday after a car bomb killed at least 25 soldiers in North Sinai

Ahram Online , Friday 24 Oct 2014
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President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi (Photo:Reuters)
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Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi called for an urgent meeting with the National Defence Council on Friday afternoon after a militant attack on army forces in North Sinai killed at least 29 soldiers.
 
El-Sisi and the council will discuss the security situation in North Sinai, according to Egypt's state-run TV.
 
The National Defence Council is made up of the prime minister, the head of the parliament, the minister of defence and the commanders of the Egyptian armed forces, and is chaired by the president.
 
A car bomb detonated at an army checkpoint in Karm Al-Kwadis in the North Sinai city of Sheikh Zuwaid earlier on Friday, killing at least 25 soldiers and injuring 26, a security source told Reuters' Aswat Masriya news website.
 
Army helicopters have been sent to the scene to transfer the injured to hospitals, said the head of North Sinai's Doctors Syndicate, speaking with private satellite station CBC Extra News.
 
Al-Ahram's correspondent in North Sinai said the explosion was caused by a car bomb.
 
A militant insurgency by jihadist groups in Sinai has become more active since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013. Hundreds of police and army officers and personnel as well as militants have been killed in the violence.
 
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Allen
25-10-2014 04:26am
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This will only strengthen the resolve of the Egyptian people.
That the Muslim brotherhood terrorists need to be eliminated, with no compromises.
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Said Younis
24-10-2014 08:59pm
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Failed state
This is what you get when you carry out a coup against a democratically elected government
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Not Said Younis
24-10-2014 11:59pm
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? failed state?
I think you meant to say is this is what you get when you carry out a coup against a group of thugs and terrorists.
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