Bomb kills three soldiers in Egypt's Sinai

A roadside bomb killed three soldiers, with the event timed before an investment conference in Sharm el-Sheikh

Bomb kills three soldiers in Egypt's Sinai

World Bulletin / News Desk

 A roadside bomb killed three Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai peninsula on Monday, security sources said.

The blast, which also wounded a soldier, comes days ahead of an investment conference in Sharm el-Sheikh resort, which Egypt hopes will project an image of stability and secure billions of dollars.

The bomb targeted a military vehicle in Sinai, home to Egypt's most dangerous Islamic group, Sinai Province.

Formerly known as Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, it has pledged allegiance to ISIL, the ultra-hardline Sunni group which controls large parts of Iraq and Syria.

Sinai-based militants have killed hundreds of soldiers and police since the army toppled Islamist president Mohamed Mursi in 2013.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Mart 2015, 12:28
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