Bus attack in Sinai claims 3 lives

Three people were killed and 14 wounded in Egypt's North Sinai province.

Bus attack in Sinai claims 3 lives

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least three people were killed and 17 wounded when armed people fired rocket-propelled grenades at a bus carrying workers in Egypt's North Sinai province early on Monday, security and medical sources said.

Witnesses said the attackers shouted "Allahu akbar!" (God is greatest) after hitting the vehicle in the city of El Arish, at the centre of a sharp rise in attacks since Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi was ousted by the military on July 3.

Egypt's army said a "terrorist group" had meant to hit a police vehicle but missed and hit the bus instead. The military statement on its spokesman's Facebook page said the attack took place on the road to El Arish.

The workers on the bus attacked on Monday were employed at a cement factory, said security sources.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 15 Temmuz 2013, 11:10