Saturday, September 25, 2021

Islamic State claimed responsibility for deadly attack in Sinai

The Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for an attack on Thursday against an Egyptian military vehicle, in the south of Bir al-Abed city, North Sinai province, that killed and wounded several military personnel, the groups Amaq News Agency reported.

Egypt’s military reported that about ten military personnel were killed or wounded in a blast targeting an armored vehicle.

Egypt has been fighting IS insurgents who have killed hundreds of police officers and soldiers in the northern Sinai Peninsula since the ousting of President Mohamed Morsi by the military in 2013.

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