Egyptian Islamic State group affiliate claims deadly Sinai attacks: AFP

AFP , Friday 30 Jan 2015

Thursday's deadly attack claimed the lives of at least 26 people in Egypt's North Sinai

Nov. 6, 2014 file photo, an Egyptian army armored vehicle stands on the on the Egyptian side of border town of Rafah, north Sinai, Egypt. (Photo: Reuters)

The Islamic State group's Egyptian affiliate, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, claimed Thursday's deadly attacks in North Sinai that killed 26 people, mostly soldiers.

In a Twitter account linked to the Egyptian group, the jihadists claimed a series of attacks that struck several targets in the restive province where security forces are battling a raging Islamist insurgency.

The group said it "executed extensive, simultaneous attacks in the cities of El-Arish, Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah".

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