Car bomb attack kills 8 soldiers in Egypt's Sinai

The army has been battling an Islamist insurgency in northern Sinai which has escalated since the military overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013Eight Egyptian soldiers were killed in a car bomb attack targeting a checkpoint in Sinai, where the local affiliate of the Islamic State group is leading an insurgency, the army said Thursday. “A group of armed terrorists attacked one of the security checkpoints in north Sinai,” the army spokesman said. “A car bomb attack, the clashes that ensued and a blast targeting one of the vehicles left eight members of the armed forces dead,” he added.

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