CAIRO: Three police personnel and four civilians, including two children, were injured Friday evening after a roadside bomb detonated in al-Gora area, in North Sinai’s city of Sheikh Zuwayed, Youm7 reported.
Two of the injured civilians were women aged 30 and 36, while the police personnel, aged between 22 and 37, are from Upper Egypt governorates and Delta’s Gharbia. They were transported to Arish hospital as they suffered fractures and bruises
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.
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.
The attacks, mostly claimed by the self-proclaimed Sinai Province, have resulted in casualties among citizens.
On April 6, a bomb was detonated remotely while a security patrol was passing on Arish-Qantara Road, injuring Assistant Security Director of North Sinai Yasser Hafez. In March, a total of 18 policemen were killed after a mortar shell hit their checkpoint.