Jihadist bombs kill 10 Egyptian officers and soldiers in the Sinai

by WorldTribune Staff, March 24, 2017

Three Egyptian military officers and seven soldiers were killed on March 23 during an operation against terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula.

The security forces’ vehicles were hit by two improvised bombs during the operation, the military said, according to Reuters.

Egyptian forces killed 15 jihadists and arrested seven others during the raid, which the military said targeted “highly dangerous terrorists” in the central Sinai area.

Also on March 23, two policemen, an officer and a conscript, were killed in fighting near a police station in El Arish, the capital of North Sinai province.

Most of the terrorist attacks in Sinai have been claimed by the Sinai Province terrorist group, which has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS).

Among the attacks claimed by Sinai Province in recent years were the assassination of a top Egyptian police general, who was gunned down as he left his home in a west Cairo neighborhood, and the bombing of a tour bus filled with South Korean tourists in the Sinai.