Blast in Egypt’s North Sinai kills five soldiers -security source
Egyptian army in Sinai - YOUM7 (Archive)

ISMALIA: An explosion targeting a military vehicle killed five soldiers near the town of Sheikh Zuweid in Egypt’s North Sinai on Sunday, a security source said, a region beset by Islamist militant violence.

North Sinai is the epicentre of an insurgency that has killed hundreds of members of the security services mid-2013, when then-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ousted Islamist president Mohamed Mursi after mass protests against his rule.


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