Daesh affiliate claims responsibility in Sinai car bombing

Published November 24th, 2015 - 01:08 GMT
Sinai Province has conducted a series of attack in northern Egypt. (AFP/File)
Sinai Province has conducted a series of attack in northern Egypt. (AFP/File)

Reuters reports that the Daesh-affiliated "Sinai Province" group claimed to be behind the car bombing that killed four people, including an election judge, in North Sinai Tuesday morning.

The bombing occurred early Tuesday morning, with two blasts. 

The attack occured at a Swiss Inn hotel in Al Arish, North Sinai. It happened the day after the second round of parliamentary polling closed, and several election judges were known to be staying at the hotel.

Sinai Province released a statement on both Twitter and a text-messaging app called Telegram.

"A brother ... seeking martyrdom hit with his car bomb the security force protecting the Swiss (Inn) hotel were 50 judges were staying only to be followed by a lion ... who broke into the judges' base with his automatic weapon ... then blew up his explosive belt among them," read the statement.

While not confirmed by official reports, this message indicates the presence of an additional suicide bomber.

Sinai Province declared their ties to Daesh in 2014 and have carried out multiple attacks in Egypt.


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