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Israel intensifies Sinai travel warning after Egypt bombings

Israel updates its warning against travel to neighboring Egypt’s Sinai region after 43 people were killed in two separate church bombings claimed by the Islamic State.

The anti-terror bureau calls on Israelis already visiting in the Sinai to leave immediately.

“The fatal terrorist attacks which took place today reflect once again the terror capability of the Islamic State,” the statement says.

“In light of the gravity of the threat, the anti-terror bureau advises Israelis currently in the Sinai to leave immediately and return to Israel.”

Last month, the bureau issued a similar warning against travel to the Sinai, a popular destination for Israelis over the week-long Passover holiday that starts at sunset on Monday.

— AFP

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