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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Egypt: 11 conscripts injured in Sinai bombing

Egypt's military forces in Northern Sinai
(Image: Ahram-Online)
Eleven police conscripts were injured in a bomb explosion that occurred on Wednesday, 21 October, near the city of El-Arish in Northern Sinai, according to the MENA news agency.

The bomb detonated when the military vehicle with the army and police conscripts was patrolling the area. An explosion has targeted a tank in the Al-Zohour neighborhood, stated representatives of Egypt's Security Forces.

As a result of the bombing 11 conscripts were injured and transported to the neighboring hospitals. The conscripts sustained minor injuries.

Egypt's Armed and Security forces have surrounded the area in search of other explosives and bombs and in search of the possible perpetrators of an attack.

No group claimed responsibility for the Wednesday's bombing till now.

Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula has been experiencing a wave of violence since the ouster of the Islamist backed President Mohamed Morsi in summer 2013. The attacks target mostly military and police facilities and personnel, though civilians also suffer from the insurgency. ISIS affiliated group Ansar Beyt Al-Maqdis, based in Northern Sinai, also intensified its activity in the recent time, claiming responsibility for numerous massive attacks and bombings not only in Sinai but also in other areas of Egypt including the capital Cairo.

Egypt's Armed Forces have been launching several military operations in order to eliminate the militants' activity in the region and to bring security and safety back to the country. Fight with terrorism is among the primary goals of policies of Egypt's Presidend Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.