Egyptian militant group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis responsible for Sinai suicide attacks
An Egyptian militant group has claimed responsibility for twin suicide bombings that killed three people and wounded eight on Friday in the southern Sinai Peninsula.
In a statement posted Sunday on militant websites, al-Qaeda inspired group Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis warned the Egyptian army "we will not rest until we achieve retribution for the blood and honor of the Muslims."
In the first attack, a suicide bomber blew himself up in front of a bus carrying workers, killing one and wounding three. Another bomber blew himself up at an army checkpoint, killing a soldier and a civilian passer-by and wounding five others.
The group urged the Egyptian people to "rebel against this oppressive and tyrannical regime" and not resort only to peaceful opposition movements.
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