IS Sinai Bomb Kills three Egypt Soldiers

IS Sinai Bomb Kills three Egypt Soldiers

A roadside bomb claimed by the Islamic State group killed three Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula on Monday, medical and security officials said.
The blast struck on the Egyptian side of the divided city of Rafah on the Gaza border, the official said.
“An officer and two soldiers were killed and another soldier wounded when their armored vehicle hit a bomb in the Tawil al-Amir district,” the security official told AFP.
Jihadists who have pledged allegiance to IS, which controls swathes of Iraq and Syria, said they carried out the attack.
“We blew up an armored vehicle of the apostate army and everyone inside was killed,” IS Sinai Province said on its Twitter account.
Formerly known as Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, the group has carried out repeated deadly attacks on the security forces in its peninsula stronghold.
Twin bomb attacks claimed by the group on April 12 killed at least 14 people, 11 of them security personnel.
On April 2, the group launched simultaneous attacks on five checkpoints in the region that killed 15 soldiers and two civilians.
The group says its attacks are in retaliation for a deadly crackdown by the security forces on Islamists since then army chief and now President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ousted his Islamist predecessor Mohamed Morsi in 2013.


Short URL : http://goo.gl/4YaqTB

You can also read ...

Palestinians Slam US Embassy Move as Provocation
The Palestinian leadership on Friday slammed a US decision to...
No End in Sight for Crisis With Qatar, Says Saudi Minister
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister pointed out on Friday that...
Signaling Rift, Djibouti Seizes  UAE-Run Port
The government of Djibouti has seized control of a container...
Donald Trump speaks during the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference  at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on February 23.
US President Donald Trump has rolled out fresh sanctions...
Twin Car Bombings Kill Nearly 40 in Somalia's Mogadishu
Twin car bombings and subsequent gunfire have left at least 38...
The United Nations said earlier this month that more than 10,000 civilians had  been killed or wounded in the ongoing  war in Afghanistan in 2017.
Taliban militants attacked an Afghan army post overnight on...
EU Opens Door for Balkan States, But Hurdles Remain
The European Union has offered some of the six Balkan states...
German Conservatives Call for Shift to Right as Merkel Decides Cabinet Posts
Several senior German conservatives called on Saturday for...