News

Gunmen Massacre 12 Civilians at Wedding in Egypt’s Sinai

Gunmen Massacre 12 Civilians at Wedding in Egypt’s Sinai

Archive photo of ambulances.
Archive photo of ambulances.

Gunmen have stormed a ‘sha3by’ (blue-collar/popular) wedding in Egypt’s Central Sinai town of Khareeza killing 12 people and injuring four others.

According to local media reports in Youm7, the unknown gunmen attacked the wedding before fleeing the scene. Those injured in the attack have been transported to hospitals in Taba, South Sinai and in Central Sinai.

Local sources have told Youm7 that there is great anger among the families of the victims. Security forces have reportedly opened an investigation into the attack in an attempt to find the perpetrators.

The small town of Khareeza was in the news lately when the Military spokesperson announced that 13 terrorist cells located in the town had been raided. The raids in July 2015 resulted in the deaths of a number of militants and the arrest of 13 others.

Operation Martyr’s Right

In recent days, Egypt’s military has been engaged in ‘Operation Martyr’s Right’ in the North Sinai region. The operation has killed at least 86 militants, according to statements released by the Armed forces. More than 200 suspects have also been arrested.

The operation, which started on Monday, is aimed at eliminating terrorist hubs in El-Arish, Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah.

Days before the operation, Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis (known today as Wilayat Sinai) released a video showing attacks it had carried out on military forces. The group, which has pledged allegiance to ISIS, has claimed responsibility for some of the deadliest attacks in Egypt since the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi in July 2013.

In October 2014, Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis claimed responsibility for an attack that killed as many as 30 soldiers. Meanwhile, in July 2015, Egypt’s military claimed to have killed ‘no less than 100 terrorists‘ after at least 17 soldiers were killed and 13 injured in attacks.

Egypt has witnessed a wave of attacks on security personnel since the ouster of former President Mohammed Morsi in July 2013. According to the National Council of Human Rights, 700 security personnel were killed between June 2013 and December 2014.

Egypt Passes New Regulations on Foreign Workers in the Country
12 Tourists Mistakenly Killed Had Traveled To Prohibited Area: Egypt Tourism Ministry

Subscribe to our newsletter


  • Follow success of many who% are making profit monthly by doing an online job… Learn more on my~profile

  • This is how it is possible to make sixty-five dollars /an hour… After being without work for six months , I started freelancing over this web-site and now I could~ not be happier . 3 months have passed since being on my new job and my income is around 5000 dollarsmonth -Check Link on MY~DISQUS~PROFILE for more information

  • There is a method how it is possible% to get paid 65 bucks /h… After searching for a job that suits me for half-a-year , I started earning over this site and today I could not be happier . 3 months have passed since being on my new job and my income is around five-thousand $-per month -Visit link on MY-DISQUS-PROFILE-PAGE to see more

News

More in News

‘We Innovate’ Upper Egypt’s Entrepreneurship, Innovation Hub Kicks off in Assiut

Egyptian StreetsOctober 22, 2017

Conflicting Reports About Number of Dead in Egypt’s Wahat Attack

Egyptian StreetsOctober 22, 2017

At Least 16 Policemen Killed in a Shootout in Egypt’s Western Desert

Egyptian StreetsOctober 20, 2017

Greek Pianist Plays Cavafy Poems as Part of the 2017 Cavafia in Egypt

Maydaa Abo El NadarOctober 20, 2017

With New Power Plants, Egypt’s Solar Investments Surge in 2017

Egyptian StreetsOctober 19, 2017

Egypt Approves First Major Draft Traffic Law in 40 Years

Egyptian StreetsOctober 19, 2017

‘The Show Goes On’: Theatrical Performances Feature Stories of Women in Egypt

Engy AdhamOctober 18, 2017

Climate Change Triggered Social Unrest in Ancient Egypt: Study

Egyptian StreetsOctober 18, 2017
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.