Egypt|Military spokesperson: Two suicide bombing attempts targeting the army thwarted in northern Sinai

Military spokesperson Ahmed Mohamed Ali said that the armed forces thwarted two suicide bombing attempts on Sunday targeting army troops in northern Sinai.
Ali posted on Facebook that the first attempt was a microbus laden with explosives targeting a camp near the city of Sheikh Zuwaid. The vehicle exploded when shot at by troops He added that the DNA analyses of the terrorists’ bodies are underway in order to identify them.
He also said that there was simultaneous attack attempt on troops on the Gora-Sheikh Zuwaid Road, where a silver Hyundai Verna car without license plates was parked to explode while the troops were passing. The car also exploded when it was shot at.
North Sinai has become home to frequent attacks against the military since the ouster of President Mohamed Morsy. Most attacks have been drive-by shootings at military checkpoints by assailants on motorbikes, who quickly speed away before authorities can pursue them.

2 thoughts on “Egypt|Military spokesperson: Two suicide bombing attempts targeting the army thwarted in northern Sinai

  1. khaled Post author

    Tens of senior members of Jihad Ansar Beit al Maqdis, which operates in the Sinai Peninsula, escaped to the Gaza Strip and the Matrouh Governorate on the border with Libya, according to a report in Al-Masry Al-Youm. Egyptian military officials said that activists had managed to flee to Gaza after army forces chased them out and even killed some of them. Some of those who ran away include those responsible for a gas pipe terror attack, a car bomb attack and for the kidnapping and killing of soldiers in Rafah
    Report: Sinai terrorists escape to Gaza Strip – Israel News, Ynetnews.

  2. khaled Post author

    The Egyptian military has found an Israeli Uzi gun in one of its raids on the town Sheikh Zuweid in the Sinai Peninsula, according to a Ma’an News Agency report.The report said that the Egyptian military advanced on three fronts in northern Sinai, and in one of the fronts there were clashes with armed terrorists in Sheikh Zuwied, where six teorrists were arrested.
    Report: Egyptian army finds Israeli gun in Sinai raid – Israel News, Ynetnews.

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