Roadside bomb kills seven in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

Northern Sinai has been a haven for Islamic militants, who have waged regular attacks against troops and security forces.

Northern Sinai has been a haven for Islamic militants, who have waged regular attacks against troops and security forces.

Egyptian officials say a roadside bomb in the restive Sinai Peninsula has killed 7 troops and seriously wounded four.

The officials said the explosion Sunday ripped through a military armored vehicle traveling south of el-Arish, the provincial capital of northern Sinai. The troops were heading to an area to comb it for suspected militant activities. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief reporters.

Northern Sinai has been a haven for Islamic militants, who have waged regular attacks against troops and security forces.

 
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