At least 29 killed and dozens injured in Egypt’s North Sinai town of El-Arish

At least 29 killed and dozens injured in Egypt’s North Sinai town of El-Arish


At least 29 people were killed and 45 others were injured following a string of attacks on North Sinai’s town of al-Arish Thursday evening, Egypt’s state television reported, citing a health ministry official.

According to state TV, ten mortars and a carbomb hit the North Sinai security directorate earlier.

An army battalion was also targeted in the carbomb attack.

Egypt’s state newspaper al-Ahram’s office was reportedly destroyed in the attack, Reuters reported, citing state TV and Ahram.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility of the attack.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi declared a state of emergency and a curfew in the border governorate last October, in reaction to a militant attack which left over 30 security personnel killed.

The curfew will be enforced until April 25, the cabinet said in a statement.

Militants have stepped up attacks targeting security forces in Egypt, particularly in the Sinai peninsula, since the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi in July 2013.

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  • Global heart

    Beloved Egypt. Please know that some of us, not knowing much about you, feel compassion and heartache for your people. Regardless of religion or race, we only condem actions that bring heartache and pain. May you be blessed with peace, comfort and joy. ❤

  • davepinoy


    • Khalid

      There are 49 Muslim-majority countries in the world. Approximately 23% of the world’s population is Muslim. Current estimates conclude that the number of muslims in the world is around 1.6 billion. If 10 million of them are terrorists, thats 1% of the population. You’re judging a whole population by 1%. I’m not claiming that they’re doing the right thing or the way they interpret the religion is right. But you do not have the right to insult my prophet. You can talk about terrorism however you want. And think about you’re religion, it might not be perfect too.

      • George Michael

        let’s assume every word you said is true.
        10 million is larger than the largest military in the world, more than hetler, musolini, the USA and Russia combined. Are you telling me we shouldn’t worry.
        Also I agree with you no religion is perfect, but we haven’t see anything on this magnitude from any other religion except Islam, so we have to conclude must be something wrong there

        • Khalid

          I haven’t said we shouldn’t worry, it is an important matter. I am a Muslim and I do not support terrorism, and I disagree with their beliefs. I wasn’t defending terrorism but I’m only concerned about the fact that Prophet Muhammad was insulted. You’re blaming a Islam and the Prophet for such behaviour, Islam means peace. The assumption of ’10 million’ I made was a strong exaggeration.
          Terrorism does not represent Islam.

          • Blah

            You mean the prophet who ordered the death of the poet Ka’ab bin Ashraf ? Or the murder of the poet Abu Afak? Or the prophet who ordered the death of all males of the Banu Qurayza tribe? The prophet who ordered the death of the slave girls Fartana and Quraybah for singing songs mocking him? The actions of the prophet are the example of all Muslims, and when you look at what he really did, it is horrifying.

          • Khalid

            Ka’ab bin Ashraf wrote poems offending Muslim women, using abusive language and describing them as prostitutes. Is there any man who could accept that his mother, wife, daughter or sister is being called a prostitute?
            Banu Qurayza tribe exploited the opportunity that Muslim army was at war and attacked their women. The decision of killing Banu Qurayza was even agreed by a judge called Saad bin Mo’az from Banu Qurayda because it was against a peace treaty.
            You have mentioned what the Prophet did but you haven’t considered the actions of others which made him choose to do this. Please read the whole story before you criticise the Prophet.

  • mathewsjw

    Muslims? no peace

  • Ahmed

    No democracy, no peace…

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