Security forces become targets of attack in Egypt

Security forces become targets of attack in Egypt

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Egyptian security forces have been targeted in a wave of attacks across the country, reports say.Gunmen killed five Egyptian soldiers who were sitting in a car at a checkpoint north of the Suez Canal city of Ismailiya, say security officials.
A large car bomb struck offices of the security forces in southern Sinai, while a rocket attack hit a satellite station in a Cairo suburb.
Security forces have been repeatedly targeted in Sinai in recent weeks.
Two people are reported to have died in the car bomb attack in the town of al-Tour, and another 48 injured.
A four-storey building housing offices of the security forces was significantly damaged, officials said.
Security forces have been the frequent victims of attacks in northern Sinai, where analysts say a fully fledged insurgency has been on the rise.
But the south of the peninsula has remained largely peaceful. – BBC News

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