Ten Egyptian soldiers ‘killed or wounded’ by IED in North Sinai

Ten Egyptian military personnel were “killed or wounded” when an improvised explosive device was detonated in North Sinai on Thursday, the Egyptian military said.

An officer, a non-commissioned officer, and eight soldiers were killed or injured when an IED detonated under their armoured vehicle in southern Bir El-Abed city in North Sinai governorate, according to a military statement.

“The armed forces underscored the continuity of combating terrorist elements to maintain the security and stability of the country,” the statement added.

This is the first such attack since February, when the armed forces thwarted a terrorist attack on a security checkpoint in North Sinai governorate, killing ten terrorists participating in the attack.

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Source: Ahramonline