Sinai checkpoint car bomb kills eight Egyptian soldiers

Sinai checkpoint car bomb kills eight Egyptian soldiers
 

Eight Egyptian soldiers have been killed in a car bomb attack on a checkpoint in the country's North Sinai region, an army spokesperson said.
Three attackers were killed, and the remainder fled after the Thursday evening assault, he said.
At least another 12 troops were injured in the ambush.
Egypt has been fighting Islamic militants in the region for several years, but no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
An earlier report from Reuters news agency, citing security sources, said assailants fired two rocket-propelled grenades at a checkpoint near the city of El-Arish, before... read more

 
24 November 2016 in World News, Views: 49
Source: BBC
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