One civilian killed, 6 injured in North Sinai explosion

Ahram Online , Sunday 25 Sep 2016

A roadside bomb exploded on the Rafah-Sheikh Zuweid road

North Sinai
An Egyptian policeman gestures from an observation tower in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, in this February 10, 2016 file photo (Reuters)

One civilian was killed and six injured on Sunday after a roadside bomb exploded in North Sinai, Egypt's state news agency MENA reported.

The explosion took place on the Rafah-Sheikh Zuweid road.

The injured were transported to Arish hospital.

Roadside bombs are frequently planted by Islamist militants targeting security forces in North Sinai.

Security forces have been battling an Islamist insurgency in North Sinai over the past several years. The insurgency has left hundreds of security forces and militants dead. 

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