Seems that al Qaeda affiliates are bombing on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

by 1389 on November 20, 2013

in 1389 (blog admin), al-Qaeda, Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood

Car Bomb attack kills 10 Egyptian soldiers in Sinai

(h/t: Guggi)

By REUTERS – 11/20/2013 10:06

Attack near Gaza border one of deadliest in Sinai since al-Qaida-inspired terrorists began increasing assaults following Morsi ouster.

Egyptian soldiers keep guard in Sinai
Egyptian soldiers keep guard in Sinai Photo: REUTERS

ISMAILIA, Egypt – Ten Egyptian soldiers were killed and 35 wounded in a car bomb attack near the North Sinai city of El-Arish on Wednesday, a security official said.

The attack was one of the deadliest in the Sinai Peninsula, which is near Israel and the Palestinian-run Gaza Strip, since al-Qaida-inspired militants began stepping up assaults following the army’s ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July.

The soldiers were traveling in a convoy on the road to the Rafah border crossing with Gaza. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

A Sinai-based militant group, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, said it assassinated a high-ranking security officer in Cairo on Sunday, according to a statement posted on a militant Islamist website. That group has also said it was behind a failed suicide attack on Egypt’s interior minister in September.

In a separate incident on Wednesday, three people were wounded in a bomb attack on a security checkpoint in Cairo, state television reported.

Fears are growing that an Islamist insurgency will take hold beyond Sinai.

The violence and the political struggle between Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood and the army-backed government has hit investment and tourism in Egypt, an important US ally in the region.

Reuters gets it wrong! Thanks to Obama’s support of the previous Muslim Brotherhood government of Mohamed Morsi, neither Egypt’s present government nor its people consider the US to be an ally.
Egypt no longer needs the US..

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