Three killed in attack on bus carrying workers in Sinai

July 15, 2013 03:49

CAIRO - At least three people were killed and 17 wounded early on Monday in Egypt's North Sinai province when suspected militants used rocket-propelled grenades to attack a bus carrying workers employed at a cement factory, security and medical sources said.

They said the bus was fired on in the city of El Arish, at the center of a sharp rise in Islamist militant attacks in the lawless region bordering Israel and the Gaza Strip since Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi was ousted by the military on July 3.According to eye witnesses, the attackers shouted "Allahu akbar!" (God is greatest) after the bus was hit.

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