CAIRO: Arish city in North Sinai governorate witnessed at least three bombings on Friday, targeting armored vehicles and security personnel, but resulted in no deaths, according to Youm7.
The most recent blast took place when unknown assailants detonated an explosive device planted on the way of an armored vehicle traversing in Sharq el-Wadi district, Youm7 quoted a security source.
The source said that a soldier was slightly injured with shrapnel and was transferred to the hospital.
Two other failed attacks took place early Friday in Gesr el-Wady and Zarea districts east Arish.
The attacks were followed by security crackdown to arrest the perpetrators, in which some 64 suspects were arrested and are being investigated.
Extensive military campaigns in the northern tip of the peninsula have resulted in thousands of arrests to alleged militants. The army has lost hundreds of its forces due to frequent attacks in the troubled area since the 2013 ouster of President Mohamed Morsi.
News about the army progress and attacks are usually reported by the military, since journalists and media outlets were denied access into the highly dangerous area.