2 civilians killed, 3 army personnel injured in Sinai attacks

Separately, two army personnel – an officer and two soldiers – were wounded when gunmen fired an RPG at an army vehicle in al-Kawthar area at the time of iftar (fast-breaking).

2 civilians killed, 3 army personnel injured in Sinai attacks

World Bulletin/News Desk

Two civilians were killed and three army personnel were injured on Friday in attacks in Sinai, medical sources said.

The two died in attacks on security checkpoints in Sheikh Zuweid in North Sinai, a medical source told the Anadolu Agency.

Separately, two army personnel – an officer and two soldiers – were wounded when gunmen fired an RPG at an army vehicle in al-Kawthar area at the time of iftar (fast-breaking).

Eyewitnesses said the vehicle was totally destroyed in the attack.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks.

On Thursday, two soldiers were killed and four injured when gunmen stormed a border guard headquarters in the northern Sinai Peninsula.

At least 37 people, both civilians and security personnel, have been killed in a spate of attacks in the lawless Sinai region since July 5, two days after the military ousted Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president.

Last Mod: 27 Temmuz 2013, 11:42
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