Car bomb at police camp in Egypt's Ismailia leaves one dead
Ahram Online, Thursday 12 Dec 2013
Blast kills one person and injures 18 people, according to the ministry of interior

A car bomb exploded outside a central security forces camp in Egypt's Suez Canal city of Ismailia,killing one andinjuring at least 20 conscripts, Al-Ahram's Arabic news website reported.

The explosion was followed by extensive gunfire sounds, according to eye-witnesses who talked to the website.

Al-Ahram reported the conscripts were being transported to hospitals.

In a similar attack, a military intelligence facility in Ismailia was targeted by a car bomb in October injuring six army personnel.

Since the ouster of former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on 3 July, and a military campaign in Sinai that followed it, security personnel have faced escalating attacks by militants. Several police and army officers have been killed by drive-by shootings in Ismailia since August.