Army officer killed, conscript injured during inspections in North Sinai
Egyptian armed forces in Sinai - REUTERS

CAIRO: An army officer was killed and a conscript injured Thursday after a bomb went off nearby their armored vehicle while inspecting areas south of North Sinai’s town of Sheikh Zuwayed, security sources told Youm7.

The bomb was remotely detonated by unidentified assailants at al-Wahshy area, the source said, adding that the inured conscript was immediately transferred to Arish military hospital for treatment.

Security forces cordoned the blast scene in a hunt for perpetrators while a bomb squad rushed to the scene in search for other potential idle bombs, the source added.

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