Middle East

Suicide bombers hit Egyptian Sinai, kill soldier

Egyptian army soldiers take their positions on top and next to their armored vehicles to guard an entrance of Tahrir square, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, April 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Sabry Khaled, El Shorouk Newspaper) EGYPT OUT

EL-ARISH, Egypt: Security officials say two suicide bombers have struck in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula, killing one soldier and wounding nine people.

The officials say the attacks happened early on Friday in the region of el-Tor. In the first attack, the bomber targeted an army checkpoint. One soldier died and five were wounded in the explosion.

The second bomber stepped out on a road and blew himself up in front of a bus. Four passengers were wounded from that explosion.

The officials say body parts of the bombers littered the sites of the attacks. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.

Insurgent attacks in Sinai have surged since the military's ouster last July of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.





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