Egyptian army choppers fly over Suez Canal area

Apache helicopter gunships flew over the Suez Canal and areas close to the international waterway early Thursday morning, one day after a deadly attack on a bus carrying soldiers in the nearby Sinai Peninsula.

Egyptian army choppers fly over Suez Canal area

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egyptian Apache helicopter gunships flew over the Suez Canal and areas close to the international waterway early Thursday morning, one day after a deadly attack on a bus carrying soldiers in the nearby Sinai Peninsula.

The gunships hovered over the Suez-Ismailia and Suez-Cairo roads to check rooftops in residential areas and "protect citizens," a military source said.

On Wednesday, 11 Egyptian soldiers were killed and 35 injured in a brazen attack by unidentified assailants on their bus in northern Sinai.

Egypt's Sinai Peninsula has seen a surge in violence against army and police personnel since the July 3 ouster of elected president Mohamed Morsi by the military.

Scores of police and soldiers have been killed in dozens of recent attacks, especially in the peninsula's volatile northeastern quadrant, which shares borders with both Israel and the Gaza Strip

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