Egypt says 2 soldiers killed by northern Sinai car bomb

Egypt’s Interior Ministry says two soldiers have been killed by a road-side car bomb in northern Sinai. The ministry says in a statement that 16 other soldiers were injured in the Saturday explosion in the provincial capital el-Arish. The car, parked on the side of the road, exploded when the soldiers’ vehicle was passing by, according to the statement. In a statement posted on a jihadi website, the Islamic State affiliate in Egypt claimed responsibility for the attack. The Egyptian government has been battling a long-running insurgency in northern Sinai, which escalated after the military ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in July 2013 amid massive protests against his rule and cracked down on Islamic groups.

via ynetnews.com

Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4704249,00.html

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