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Woman, child killed in bombing in Egypt's North Sinai

This is the second attack to take place in North Sinai on Monday, with the first killing one policeman and injuring two conscripts

Ahram Online , Monday 23 Nov 2015
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A woman and a child were killed in Egypt after a bomb detonated in the El-Jurah district of El-Arish city in North Sinai's Sheikh Zuwaid, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

According to a security source, the bomb, seemingly planted to target police and army forces, exploded as a donkey cart carrying the victims was passing by.

Earlier on Monday, an improvised explosive device (IED) killed a policeman and injured two conscripts in the troubled governorate. The IED exploded while a patrol vehicle was passing through the Abu-Taweel area.

The Egyptian army has been battling an Islamist militant insurgency in parts of the North Sinai governorate for several years. The Islamist group Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis has claimed responsibility for most of the attacks in Sinai, which intensified following the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013.

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