CAIRO: Three injured security personnel were hospitalized after a roadside bomb detonated in Central Sinai, Youm7 reported Tuesday.
A medical source based in North Sinai told Youm7 that while a security patrol was passing in a vehicle on El-Qasima Road, a planted explosive device went off causing various injuries to a 25-yr old sergeant and two conscripts, who are each 21.
The injuries included scattered shrapnel wounds in the scalp and hands; all the injured were taken to Suez Hospital for treatment.
Several roadside bombs have detonated in passing armored vehicles amid a series of attacks that resulted in hundreds of deaths among the armed forces and the police personnel in the restive North Sinai.
On March 19, a group of militants attacked a security checkpoint in Arish with mortar shells, killing 18 policemen in the most recent wide-scale attack. The self-proclaimed Sinai Province claimed responsibility for the attack via social media. The militant group has claimed most of the attacks in the northern tip of the Peninsula in the past three years.