Sinai car bomb kills 4, injures at least 10
Published Wednesday 11/09/2013 (updated) 11/09/2013 16:38
EL-ARISH, Egypt (Ma'an) -- Four people were killed and at least 10 injured on Wednesday when a car bomb exploded outside of Egyptian intelligence headquarters in Sinai.
Egyptian security officials told Ma'an that a "terrorist" carried out a suicide attack using a car laden with explosives in the city of Rafah.
A huge blast was followed by RPG rockets fired at the building, killing two and injuring at least 10, some critically.
The back of the Egyptian intelligence building collapsed following the attack.
On Monday, gunmen attacked an Egyptian army position in north Sinai, killing two soldiers and injuring 15.
Last week, Egypt's military launched a large-scale operation to target militants in Sinai, in what has been described by officials as the largest mobilization of force in the area since the 1973 war with Israel.
The army has killed around 100 Islamists in Sinai over the past two months, while militants have killed 58 policemen, 21 soldiers and 17 civilians, according to an AFP tally.