6 Egyptian soldiers ‘killed’ in bomb explosion

Egyptian 6 soldiers 'killed' in bomb explosion

A roadside bomb has hit a military vehicle in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, killing six soldiers and wounding six others, security and hospital staff are quoted by the Associated Press news agency as saying.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State group, which is fighting army and security forces in northern Sinai.

Militants have been battling security forces in that area for years, but their attacks have grown much deadlier and more frequent since the ouster in July 2013 of the Islamist Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s first freely elected president, following mass protests against his divisive, one-year rule.

 

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