Policeman’s house bombed in Sinai, no casualties reported
Aftermath of the explosion - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: A house of a policeman in North Sinai’s city of Arish was bombed early Friday; the third incident of its kind in a week, Youm7 reported.

The house belonged to Hany Sakr; a policeman who works at the investigations department at North Sinai security directorate, sources told Youm7.

The house was largely ruined, and major damages were inflicted on nearby homes, said the sources. No casualties were reported.

Egypt has witnessed a significant rise in militancy since the military-backed ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 following mass protests against his rule. According to the Interior Ministry, militant attacks have killed more than 500 security personnel since then.

The Egyptian army has created a one-kilometer-wide and 14-kilometer-long buffer zone on the eastern border of North Sinai as part of its fight against militants in the area.

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