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Egypt's SCAF leaders to review circumstances of deadly Friday Sinai attacks

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met with the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces Saturday morning to discuss the latest round of terror attacks against security forces

Ahram Online, Saturday 25 Oct 2014
Egypt`s Supreme Council of the Armed forces with President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi standing a moment of silence for the 31 martyrs of Sinai ahead of their meeting on October 25,2014 (Photo: Courtesy of SCAF Facebook page)
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At an emergency meeting headed by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) tasked a group of its senior leaders with studying the circumstances of the latest terrorist attacks in Sinai.

Some 28 soldiers were killed and another 30 injured when a car bomb exploded at the Karm Alkwadis security checkpoint in Sheikh Zuweid in North Sinai Friday.

Hours later, three security personal were killed when militants opened fire at a checkpoint in nearby Al-Arish.

According to an official statement posted on his Facebook page, military spokesperson Mohamed Samir said a full quorum attended the SCAF meeting Saturday morning to review the army's strategy in combating a national jihadist insurgency.

SCAF also decided to convene joint meetings with top police generals to coordinate counter-terrorism activities in the Sinai Peninsula.

Saturday's SCAF meeting is considered El-Sisi's first on an emergency basis since he was sworn in as president in June.

On Friday evening, after a three-hour meeting with the National Defence Council, El-Sisi declared a state of emergency in parts of North Sinai for three months, including an overnight curfew from 5pm to 7am.

No one has yet claimed responsibility for Friday's deadly attacks.

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