Two injured in North Sinai bombing

Ahram Online , Saturday 14 Feb 2015

Two car bombs detonated near a police station in North Sinai, after security forces shot at them

Two members of Egypt's security forces were injured in North Sinai on Saturday after two explosive-laden cars detonated near a police station, Egypt's state news agency MENA reported, quoting security sources.

The officer and conscript were injured when the cars exploded near a police station in the city of Al-Sheikh Zuweid, one of three main cities that have witnessed repeated attacks by militants since 2013.

Sources said security forces fired at the cars as they headed to the police station, which detonated the bombs.

Attacks by militants based in North Sinai have spiked since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013. The latest attack killed at least 30 Egyptian soldiers in North Sinai's Al-Arish on 29 January.

Many major attacks have been claimed by militant group Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis, which in 2014 pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, a militant group that now controls territory in Iraq and Syria.

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