Boy loses hand after explosive device detonates in Sheikh Zuwayed
Explosion - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: A ten-year old lost his hand  south of Sheikh Zuwayed City, North Sinai, after an explosive device detonated in “mysterious circumstances,” Youm7 reported.

North Sinai is suffering an insurgency by Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, a militant group that was established in 2011 and stepped up its operation after the military ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

The group, which Reuters reported to be trained by the Islamic State (IS,) occasionally plants bombs near security posts and on routes of armed vehicles. Their attacks have also affected civilians.

Three civilians were injured Friday when an explosive device detonated south of Sheikh Zuwayed Aug. 15. On July 13, one security officer and seven civilians were killed in two successive explosions around security areas in Sinai

On Aug. 28, Ansar posted a video of the beheading of four civilians in Sinai, claiming they had collaborated with Israel.

Most recently, a police truck was struck by a road bomb in Rafah Sept. 2; 11 policemen died and Ansar posted a video of the operation.

Additional reporting by Mohamed Hussein. 

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