CAIRO: A civilian was killed while six others, including three policemen, were injured Friday after a roadside bomb exploded near a police convoy in restive North Sinai’s city of Arish, Youm7 reported.
All victims have been transported to a hospital where the civilian, 60, died due to severe injuries. A 16-year-old girl was one of the injured people.
None has announced its responsibility for the attack yet.
On October 18, a policeman was killed and another police officer injured in Arish after a roadside car bomb exploded, according to a statement from the Ministry of Interior.
The Sinai-based militant group Wilayat Sinai (Sinai Province,) formerly known as Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (ABM,) has claimed responsibility for several attacks on security forces mainly in Sinai. In 2014, the group pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS) group.
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.