EGYPT: ‘ DECLARES THREE MONTH STATE OF EMERGENCY IN NORTH SINAI OVER TERRORIST ATTACKS’

#AceWorldNews – EGYPT – October 25 – Egypt has declared a three-month state of emergency in parts of North Sinai, where 33 security personnel were killed in two attacks on Friday, according to Reuters.

' Egypt declares three-month state of emergency in north of Sinai Peninsula '

‘ Egypt declares three-month state of emergency in north of Sinai Peninsula ‘

The first attack, killing 30 people, was a car bomb explosion, reportedly followed by militants firing rocket-propelled grenades, hitting a vehicle with ammunition, leading to another blast.

Hours later, gunmen opened fire on a checkpoint, killing three more people.

No one claimed responsibility for the attacks, but officials said they were similar to assaults carried out by Ansar Beit al-Maqdis (Champions of Jerusalem) militant group. Islamist militants have stepped up attacks in the Sinai Peninsula after the Egyptian military overthrew President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

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