At least 13 killed in attack against Egyptian security personnel

At least 13 people, mostly security personnel, were killed and over 40 others injured today in two separate attacks claimed by an Islamic State affiliate in which militants targeted an army vehicle and a suicide bombing hit a police station in Egypt’s volatile North Sinai region.
A roadside blast targeted an armoured vehicle in Sheikh Zawayed area that is a stronghold of Ansar Beit al-Maqdis militant group, killing six army personnel, including an officer, and injuring two others.
Hours after the attack on the army vehicle, a suicide car bombing targeted a police station in North Sinai’s provincial capital of Al-Arish.
The security forces opened fire on the car, which led to its explosion, killing seven people, including five policemen.
Forty others, including conscripts and civilians, were injured.
The facade of the police station was damaged and several nearby buildings also suffered minor damages.

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