CAIRO: Nine people, including a three-year-old child, were killed and one severely injured Wednesday evening in an attack by unknown militants in north Sinai’s city of Arish, Youm7 quoted North Sinai governor Abdel Fatah Harhor.
“A group of masked men raided a house nearby Arish police station before the planted a bomb in the house’s car parking. The bomb exploded and killed nine family members,” Harhor.
Security forces have cordoned the scene and combed the area of the attack in search of the perpetrators, Harhor said.
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.
In a similar incident last week, a car bomb targeting a police club in Arish killed six people and injured 10.