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Blast in Egypt’s Sinai wounds 10 civilians

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Thursday ,13 November 2014

Blast in Egypt’s Sinai wounds 10 civilians

Cairo: A car bomb outside a fast-food restaurant in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula wounded ten people late on Tuesday when it exploded as security forces were evacuating a heavily populated area, security and medical sources said.

They said the explosion shook the town of Arish in northern Sinai, a volatile area where security forces have launched a crackdown on militant Islamists they believe were behind attacks that killed 33 of their number last month.
 
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. The blast came days after Sinai-based Ansar Bayt Al Maqdis, Egypt’s most active militant group, pledged allegiance to Al Qaida offshoot Daesh, which is now facing US-led air strikes in Iraq and Syria.
 
Security sources said police had begun to evacuate the area after a stolen car parked in the vicinity aroused suspicion.