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Sinai bomb kills 11 Egyptian troops

At least 11 Egyptian military personnel have been killed and dozens more wounded in a car bomb attack near the North Sinai city of el-Arish.

A convoy of buses carrying infantry soldiers was hit by a roadside bomb as it moved through the Kharouba area, the newspaper Al-Masri al-Youm reported.

Attacks on security forces in the Sinai have increased since Islamist President Mohammed Morsi was ousted in July. No group has yet admitted carrying out the bombing.

Orla Guerin reports from Cairo.

  • 20 Nov 2013
  • From the section Africa
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