A suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into a convoy of buses carrying off-duty soldiers in Egypt's turbulent region of northern Sinai yesterday, killing 11 and wounding 37, according to security and military officials.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing, the latest in a wave of attacks against the military and security forces since the military ousted President Mohammed Morsi in July.
The bomber struck as the convoy of four army buses was travelling on the road between the border town of Rafah and the coastal city of el-Arish, said military spokesman Col Mohammed Ahmed Ali. "The precious blood of our sons strengthens our resolve to cleanse Egypt and shield its sons from violence and treacherous terrorism," Ali wrote on his Facebook page.
The soldiers belong to the 2nd Field Army, which is doing most of the fighting against Islamic militants. The buses were on their way to Cairo, military officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity as they were not authorised to release the information. AP Cairo
(c) 2013 Guardian Newspapers Limited.
Original headline: Egypt: Suicide bomber kills 11 in troop bus convoy
Most Popular Stories
- Dmytro Firtash, Ukrainian Billionaire, Arrested in Vienna
- Obama, Ukraine Discuss Russian Incursion in Crimea
- Koch Brothers Step up Anti-Obamacare Campaign
- Obama's Overtime Initiative Praised, Condemned
- FDIC Sues Big Banks Over Rate Manipulation
- Liberty Media Drops Sirius Bid
- Republicans Warn Obama on Immigration
- Uli Hoeness, Bayern Munich President, Gets Prison for Tax Evasion
- West Readies Harsh Sanctions Against Russia
- Calumet Photo Files for Bankruptcy