A car bomb targeting the military intelligence department in Rafah Wednesday morning killed 6 servicemen and injured 17, including seven civilians, according to Colonel Ahmed Ali, the official spokesman of the armed forces.
Egyptian authorities closed the Rafah passageway on Wednesday, “for security reasons.” Communication was also cut off after militants reportedly targeted the department of military intelligence missiles.
A number of terrorist attacks have targeted different military locations in Sinai since the military ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi, following mass protests against him and his regime.
A security source stated to Youm7 that the surrounding area is under investigation.
“The Rafah attack is an attempt to disorientate the army carrying out a crackdown in north Sinai,” said the source.