Roadside bombs damage school, medical unit in North Sinai
YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: A school and a medical unit in Sheikh Zuwayed, North Sinai were largely damaged after several roadside bombs went off Wednesday morning, Youm7 reported.

According to the locals’ account, some militants planted roadside bombs to remotely detonate them when armored vehicles are passing.

A mosque was recently bombed in the area, which has turned into a battle zone between extremists and security forces, according to Youm7.  The majority of the residents were prompted to flee to safer places in Arish city.

On the other hand, North Sinai security authorities have announced arresting 35 convicted who were at large.

The army and the police jointly coordinate in a magnified campaign in the northern part of the Sinai peninsula to combat the expansion of the Islamist insurgency, which has claimed the lives of hundreds security forces personnel.

The army has killed hundreds of “terrorists,” arrested suspects and uncovered hidden tunnels used for smuggling people and goods between Egypt’s Rafah and the Gaza Strip.

Recently, the campaign was announced to set a new strategy to prevent attacks on military utilities in the peninsula by planting landmines around the facilities.

Further, dozens of Sinai tribes have recently announced cooperation with the military by informing on extremist elements in peninsula.

Additional reporting by Mohamed Hussein

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