Eight injured in bomb blast in Egypt's Sinai

Eight people have been injured in a blast in the Sinai Peninsula.

Eight injured in bomb blast in Egypt's Sinai

World Bulletin / News Desk

Eight people, including three policemen, were injured Monday in a bombing in the Sinai Peninsula in northeastern Egypt, security and medical sources said.

Two explosive devices, targeting two buildings that housed a number of policemen in North Sinai’s Arish city, went off and injured eight people, including three policemen, a security source was quoted as saying by the official MENA news agency.

Meanwhile, Health Ministry spokesman Hossam Abdel-Ghaffar said that some of the injured were in a critical condition.

The Interior Ministry has yet to comment on the attack, for which no group has yet claimed responsibility.

For the last two years, Egyptian security forces have been waging a fierce campaign against militants in the restive Sinai Peninsula, which shares borders with both Israel and the blockaded Gaza Strip.

The army campaign has been accompanied by a spike in attacks on security personnel that began in mid-2013, after Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president, was deposed in a military coup following protests against his one-year rule.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Haziran 2015, 12:48