Egyptian security personnel injured in Sinai bombing

Ahram Online , Tuesday 20 Jan 2015

Three security personnel, including an officer, were injured when a bomb exploded near North Sinai's Sheikh Zuweid

An officer and two conscripts from Egypt's security forces were injured on Tuesday following the detonation of an explosive device targeting their armoured vehicle in North Sinai.

The incident unfolded in the village of Toma, south of Sheikh Zuweid, home to numerous attacks by militants against army and police forces.

All three are being treated in a military hospital in Sinai's Al-Arish city.

The Egyptian army has been facing a decade-long jihadist militant insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula, with militant attacks increasing over the past year and expanding into Cairo and the Nile Delta, killing hundreds of army and police personnel. 

The violence spiked after the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. Civilians too have been caught up in the violence.



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