5 soldiers injured in North Sinai attack

Explosive devices went off near two military armored vehicles in the border city of Rafah, injuring five soldiers.

5 soldiers injured in North Sinai attack

World Bulletin/News Desk

Five Egyptian army soldiers were injured in an attack in the northern Sinai Peninsula on Friday.

According to a security source, explosive devices went off near two military armored vehicles in the border city of Rafah, injuring five soldiers.

The seriousness of the injuries sustained, however, remains unclear.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, which shares borders with both Israel and the Gaza Strip, has seen almost daily attacks by unknown gunmen since the July 3 ouster of elected president Mohamed Morsi by the country's powerful military establishment.

The Egyptian army is currently carrying out what military experts are calling the largest military operation on the peninsula since Egypt's 1973 war with Israel with the stated aim of combating "militancy and terrorism."

Last Mod: 11 Ekim 2013, 17:09
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