6 Egypt troops slain in Si­nai attack claimed by ji­hadists

The China Post - - INTERNATIONAL -

A bomb attack on an ar­moured ve­hi­cle of the Egyptian army killed six sol­diers and wounded two in the Si­nai Penin­sula on Sun­day, the mil­i­tary said.

An­sar Beit al-Maqdis, which has pledged al­le­giance to the Is­lamic State group, claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for the attack near the North Si­nai town of Sheikh Zuweid, a ji­hadist strong­hold.

“An ar­moured per­son­nel car­rier for the army of the apos­tates was de­stroyed ... killing and wound­ing all aboard,” the Egyptian mil­i­tant group said on a Twit­ter ac­count at­trib­uted to it.

The mil­i­tary said six sol­diers were killed.

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