Sinai Bedouin burn Islamic State militant alive, officials say

Egyptian security officials say that members of a prominent local tribe in northern Sinai have burned alive a suspected Islamic State militant.

Officials say the man’s charred body was found earlier today south the town of Rafah in the Sinai Peninsula.

They say the killing comes hours after an Islamic State suicide bomber attacked a checkpoint in northern Sinai and killed four Bedouin guards who were members of the Tarabeen tribe.

The incident is the latest escalation in the conflict in the peninsula, where Egyptian forces have been battling a growing insurgency with local tribes mostly remaining on the sidelines.

— AP

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