Egyptian security forces say a roadside bomb planted by militants in the Sinai Peninsula has injured at least nine police cadets.
According to AFP, a security official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, on Monday said the remote-controlled bomb went off on the outskirts of the coastal city of el-Arish in northern Sinai near a bus full of police conscripts.
The bus was traveling from the town of Rafah, near the Gaza border, to the coastal city escorted by an armored police car.
The attack is a reminder of the August 19 ambush when militants pulled 25 police conscripts off a minibus in the same region and shot them dead on the side of the road.
The Sinai has long been considered a safe haven for militants who use the region as a base for terror activities. In recent months, the remote desert region has been the scene of growing violence and militant attacks on security forces.