Blast wounds ten in Sinai's El-Arish

November 12, 2014 04:04

CAIRO – A car bomb outside a fast-food restaurant in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula wounded 10 people late on Tuesday when it exploded as security forces were evacuating a heavily populated area, security and medical sources said.

They said the explosion shook the town of Arish in northern Sinai, a volatile area where security forces have launched a crackdown on militant Islamists they believe were behind attacks that killed 33 of their members last month.There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

Security sources said police had begun to evacuate the area after a stolen car parked in the vicinity aroused suspicion.

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