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Eight killed, including two children, in terror attack in Egypt’s Sinai

Eight killed, including two children, in terror attack in Egypt’s Sinai
Locals and family members gather outside a hospital in El-Arish.
Locals and family members gather outside a hospital in El-Arish.

At least eight have been killed and dozens wounded when militants in Egypt’s north Sinai fired mortar rounds at a military post and a nearby residential complex, killing seven civilians and a soldier.

The attack, which also killed a 10-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy and wounded 25 civilians and soldiers, struck El-Arish shortly after midnight.

According to local health officials, the ages of civilians killed ranged from 10 to 64.

 Local security officials, who have initially blamed Sinai-based Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis, have vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis has claimed responsibility for the majority of terror attacks on Egypt since former Islamist President Mohammed Morsi was deposed from power on July 3, 2014.

Security forces investigate the scene of the attack. Credit: Youm7
Security forces investigate the scene of the attack. Credit: Youm7

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