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Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai bombing

Nov. 20, 2013 at 8:03 AM   |   Comments

EL-ARISH, Egypt, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Twelve Egyptian soldiers were killed and dozens injured in a car bomb explosion near an army convoy in northern Sinai early Wednesday, officials said.

A car loaded with explosives targeted two buses transporting about 100 Egyptian soldiers to Cairo from el-Arish in northern Sinai, the Ma'an news agency said.

The Arabic language al-Ahram said 12 soldiers were killed and 35 injured by a car bomb that exploded as the buses went by.

Immediately following the bombing soldiers sealed off the area and began searching for the perpetrators, believed to be linked to al-Qaida affiliated groups operating in northern Sinai, the report said.

A security official described the bombing as one of the most deadly attacks in the Sinai Peninsula since President Mohamed Morsi was deposed in July.

In September the Egyptian army began a military campaign in the Sinai to crack down on militant groups conducting attacks on soldiers and civilians.

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