Two killed in roadside bomb explosion in North Sinai

Published February 24th, 2016 - 08:24 GMT
A military checkpoint in North Sinai. (AFP/File)
A military checkpoint in North Sinai. (AFP/File)

A roadside bomb killed two policemen in Karam Al-Qawadees in Egypt's North Sinai on Tuesday, Ahram Arabic news website reported.

Suspected militants targeted a passing security vehicle in the area, southwest of Sheikh Zuweid. 

A police officer and a conscript were killed in the bombing.

On Monday, an IED in the same region killed one student and wounded seven others.

Egypt's army is battling a militant insurgency based in parts of North Sinai. While no group has claimed the bombing, North Sinai is home to Egypt's Daesh-affiliated Sinai Province. The group has conducted multiple bombings and attacks in the area, including planting a bomb on a Russian passenger jet in October 2015.

Editor's note: This article has been edited from the source material


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