IS claims responsibility for firing mortars at Sinai airport
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IS claims responsibility for firing mortars at Sinai airport

No casualties reported as Egyptian affiliate of terror group says it attacked site used by multinational peacekeeping forces

The Islamic State’s Egyptian affiliate, Sinai Province, claimed responsibility late Tuesday for firing a round of mortar shells at an airport used by multinational peacekeeping forces in the Sinai Peninsula.

Details of the incident were not immediately clear, with some Egyptian security sources saying the shells fell inside the airport, while others said they landed outside it. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

The Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) is an international peacekeeping force that oversees the terms of the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel.

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