Sinai blast kills two Egyptian soldiers
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Sinai blast kills two Egyptian soldiers

No group claims responsibility for attack near El-Arish targeting specialized anti-bomb vehicle

Illustrative. Smoke rises after a house was blown up in a military operation in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on November 20, 2014. (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90/File)
Illustrative. Smoke rises after a house was blown up in a military operation in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on November 20, 2014. (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90/File)

A security official says that an explosion targeting a security vehicle in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula has killed one junior officer and one soldier and injured another soldier.

The official with the North Sinai Security Directorate told The Associated Press on Saturday that a remotely detonated bomb targeted the specialized vehicle, which is used to intercept signals of explosive devices, while it was making routine rounds on the main road in the city of El-Arish.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information.

No group has claimed the attack, but the local affiliate of the Islamic State group has claimed most of the major militant attacks in Egypt in the last four years.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press

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