Thousands attend funeral for victims of Al-Arish blast

Ahram Online, Monday 14 Jul 2014

Mortar rounds fired at a military post in North Sinai's Al-Arish late Sunday left eight dead and injured 28

Thousands attended a funeral in North Sinai's Al-Arish for eight persons who were killed late Monday in an explosive attack, reported Al-Ahram's Arabic news website.

The funeral on Monday afternoon was reportedly filled with families and residents angrily chanting against terrorism.

The victims were killed following the firing of mortar rounds, allegedly by Sinai-based militants, at a military post in the provincial capital of Al-Arish.

Among the slain were a 10-year old girl and a soldier. Another 28, including 7 children, were seriously injured.



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