Ten Egyptian Soldiers Killed or Wounded in Blast in Northern Sinai

The Bombing Reportedly Targeted an Armored Military Vehicle

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At least ten Egyptian soldiers were wounded or killed in a blast targeting an armored vehicle in the northern Sinai on Thursday, Egypt’s army said.

Army spokesman Tamer al-Rifai confirmed that at least one soldier was killed in the attack.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack that happened during the Islamic month of Ramadhan.

The country’s security forces have been battling to contain the conflict in the turbulent North Sinai, which intensified following the removal of President Mohamed Morsi by the military in 2013. In February 2018, Egyptian security forces launched a nationwide operation against the fighters, mainly focusing in the northern Sinai region.