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Double suicide bomb attack in Sinai


Two suicide bombers have attacked police and peacekeepers in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

One explosion took place near an airport used by the Multinational Force and Observers group close to the coastal town of Al Arish, the other outside a nearby police station, according to local security forces. Despite earlier reports that two observers were injured it appears the only casualties were the bombers themselves. It comes two days after three bombs ripped through the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Dahab, killing at least 18 people and wounding scores more. The blasts there resembled other attacks attributed to a Sinai-based group, which has bombed two other resorts on the east coast over the past two years. There are slightly differing versions of today’s attacks, with a statement from the Interior Ministry saying that one of the suicide bombers was a Bedouin on a bicycle. There are also unconfirmed reports of an incident at a police checkpoint on the mainland in the Nile Delta region.
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