Bomb kills two Egyptian troops in Sinai

A convoy of Egyptian armoured vehicles head along a road in El-Arish on the Sinai Peninsula, on August 13, 2011A roadside bomb struck an Egyptian army vehicle late Thursday killing an officer and a soldier in the insurgent flashpoint of the Sinai Peninsula, security officials said. The attack occurred south of the town of El-Arish, scene of frequent attacks by Islamist militants on security forces. One army officer and a soldier were killed in the blast, while another soldier was wounded. Egypt’s military has been battling an insurgency on the peninsula since it overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year and cracked down on his supporters.

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