Friday 22 January 2021 - 12:26

Bomb Kills 1 Police, Wounds 3 In Egypt’s Sinai

Story Code : 911705
Bomb Kills 1 Police, Wounds 3 In Egypt’s Sinai
The explosion at dawn Thursday was triggered by a remote-controlled device that targeted an armored vehicle.

It was carrying forces on a patrol mission along the Mediterranean coast of the town of Sheikh Zuweid, said the officials, who asked to remain anonymous because they were not authorized to brief the media.

Daesh has posted a statement on a terrorist-affiliated website claiming responsibility for the attack.

Egypt has been battling a Daesh-led insurgency in the Sinai that intensified after the military overthrew the country’s president in 2013. The militants have carried out scores of attacks, mainly targeting security forces and minority Christians.

The conflict in Sinai has largely taken place out of public view, with journalists and outside observers barred from the area. The fighting has so far not expanded into the southern end of the peninsula, where popular Red Sea tourist resorts are located.

In February 2018, the military launched a massive operation in Sinai that also encompassed parts of the Nile Delta and deserts along the country’s western border with Libya.