At least seven people have been killed, and a further 15 injured, after armoured personnel carriers exploded, in two separate incidents, in Egypt’s restive Sinai region.
At least five Egyptian soldiers, a military officer and a civilian woman were killed, and 15 injured, on Thursday in the Sinai peninsula, after armoured personnel carriers exploded in two separate incidents, security and medical sources said.
Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks on several websites.
Several explosive devices were planted on the road in Rafah and southern Sheikh Zuwayed and were remotely detonated as soon as the vehicles passed by, the sources said.
Egypt is battling an insurgency, mounted by Islamic State’s Egyptian branch, Sinai Province, which has killed hundreds of soldiers and police and started to attack Western targets within the country.