News

Three children among ‘many dead’ after rocket attack in Egypt’s Sinai

Three children among ‘many dead’ after rocket attack in Egypt’s Sinai
Archive photograph of families outside a hospital after an attack in North Sinai.
Archive photograph of families outside a hospital after an attack in North Sinai.

At least ten people have been killed in a rocket attack struck a family home in Egypt’s North Sinai.

Medical sources have reported that the fatalities include at least three children, three women and four men. At least three other civilians have been injured.

The rocket struck a house in the south of Rafah during military operations in the area.

However, it is not clear yet whether the rocket had been fired by Egyptian military forces or militants in the area, according to AFP.

Meanwhile, AP reported that the civilians killed were from a prominent Bedouin family in the village of Negah Shabana.

The attack comes as Egypt’s military launched a massive crackdown on extremist groups in the North Sinai after attacks that have left many soldiers and police officers killed since July 2013.

The deadliest attack occurred last month and killed 34 soldiers, prompting the government to implement a buffer zone on the border with Gaza.

48 arrested on anniversary of Egypt's Mohamed Mahmoud clashes
Egypt to offer food for garbage?

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Egypt’s Public Prosecution Issues Call for Video Evidence of Fairmont Gang Rape Case

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 24, 2021

Egyptian Aged 40 or Older? You Can Register for COVID-19 Vaccination This Month

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 24, 2021

Egyptian Ministry Establishes ‘Equal Opportunity Unit’ to Promote Gender Equality and Counter Discrimination

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 22, 2021

Tamer Amin Show Suspended For Offensive Commentary on Upper Egyptians

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 20, 2021

Egypt’s Dar Al-Iftaa Launches ‘Birth Control is Permissible’ Hashtag to Counter Overpopulation

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 18, 2021

Biden Administration Announces $197 Million Arms Deal with Egypt

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 17, 2021

KSA Issues Shock Decision With Potential Business Impact on Egypt and the Region

Amina ZaineldineFebruary 17, 2021

Egypt’s COVID-19 Deaths Pass 10,000 Mark

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 16, 2021