At least six Egyptian soldiers killed in bomb attack in Egypt
At least six Egyptian soldiers have been killed in a new bomb attack in Egypt’s volatile Sinai Peninsula, security sources announced.
According to the Egyptian security officials, at least three other soldiers sustained injuries in the incident, which occurred on Sunday when a roadside bomb targeted the armored vehicle of the security forces in an area in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula.
No group has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack. The area, however, is believed to be a stronghold of the militant group, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, which changed its name to Velayat Sinai after swearing allegiance to ISIL Takfiri terrorist group.
A residential area south of Sheikh Zuweid was also hit by mortar fire last Wednesday, killing nine civilians, said Egyptian officials.
Since the ouster of Mohamed Mursi, Egypt’s former president, in July 2013, gunmen have launched terrorist attacks in Sinai, killing members of Egypt’s security forces.