4 soldiers injured in separate attacks in North Sinai
Egyptian army in Sinai - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: The Arish Hospital received four soldiers with different injuries due to separate attacks in North Sinai Tuesday, Youm7 reported.

Three of the soldiers were injured after an explosive device detonated in El-Goura district in Sheikh Zuwayed; they were then taken to Arish.

The last injured soldier came from a border area after he was shot.

A medical source told Youm7 that the injured conditions varied between mild and moderate, adding that some of them might be transferred to specialized hospitals in Cairo.

On March 14, low-ranking policeman was killed in Arish after unidentified persons shot at him, and a soldier was killed in an bomb under his military vehicle in Sheikh Zuwayed.

Last week, a policeman was killed after an armored vehicles crossed over a roadside bomb on the International Coastal Road in Arish.

Several roadside bombs have detonated under passing armored vehicles amid a series of attacks that resulted in hundreds of deaths among the armed forces, the police personnel and also civilians, in the restive North Sinai.

The northern tip of the peninsula has been hit by a wave of militant violence since the 2013 ouster of President Mohamed Morsi.

While drive-by shootings and explosive devices are usual means by Sinai-based militants, the most recent wide-scale attack occurred July 1, 2015, killing some 21 soldiers.

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