Intensive security measures following two explosions in South Sinai
YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: South Sinai Governorate witnessed a high security alert in all streets in the governorate and in front of public buildings following two bombings in Tur Sinai early Friday, Youm7 reported.

A militant detonated a suicide bomb in front of a tourist bus 30 kilometers away from Tur Sinai in South Sinai, a security source told Youm7. The bombing resulted in the death of the militant who detonated it and five injuries.

Meanwhile, another militant detonated a suicide bomb at a security checkpoint in Tur Sinai, leaving one soldier dead and three others injured, according to a security source.

In February, a bus exploded in Taba, near the border with Israel, killing 17 tourists and an Egyptian driver on their way back from the St. Catherine monastery.

Egypt has seen an increase in militant attacks in the Sinai since the July 3 ouster of Mohamed Morsi.

Additional reporting by Fayza Mersal and Sayyed Falah.

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