Egyptian soldiers die in North Sinai vehicle bombing

by Fredrick Graves July 8, 2017, 0:10
Egyptian soldiers die in North Sinai vehicle bombing

First, a suicide bomber rammed his vehicle into a nearby checkpoint, the officials said. Ibrahim Azazi as he was leaving his house on Friday and heading to the mosque. This photo was taken from the Gaza strip border town of Rafah. However, the restive northern Sinai has been under a state of emergency since October, 2014 after Islamic militants killed more than 30 soldiers in a single attack.

Egypt and Israel have imposed a blockade on Gaza since Hamas seized power there in 2007.

Iran has censured attacks on two security checkpoints in the militancy-riddled Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, warning of a new wave of indiscriminate terrorist attacks by "defeated" Daesh Takfiris in different parts of the world.

At least 23 Egyptian soldiers were killed when two suicide auto bombs tore through army checkpoints in North Sinai province on Friday, security sources said, one of the bloodiest assaults on security forces for months. The officials said some senior officers criticised the location of the checkpoint, arguing that it provided no real cover. The militants opened fire on the soldiers with machine guns for almost half an hour, they said.

Missing Chinese grad student Yingying Zhang feared dead, Federal Bureau of Investigation arrests man
On June 16, authorities placed the suspect from Champaign, Illinois under constant surveillance. Zhang's father, Ronggao Zhang, traveled to IL from Nanping, China, to be closer to the search.

Officials spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity, as they weren't authorised to speak to the media.

In January, eight policemen were killed in the city of el-Arish in a vehicle bomb explosion.

The military said in a statement that a total of 26 soldiers were killed or injured in the attack, but did not provide a breakdown of the figure.

NAN reports that on April 9, ISIS claimed responsibility for two bomb blasts that struck Coptic churches in Egypt, in which 47 people were killed on Palm Sunday. It did not name their affiliation.

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