News

Deadly Car Bomb Strikes Hotel in Egypt’s North Sinai

Deadly Car Bomb Strikes Hotel in Egypt’s North Sinai

Archive photograph of ambulances. Credit: Muhamed Sabry/ AP
Archive photograph of ambulances. Credit: Muhamed Sabry/ AP

A hotel where judges supervising Egypt’s latest parliamentary elections had been staying has been struck by a car bomb reportedly killing at least four people and injuring 12.

The hotel, located in the North Sinai city of El-Arish, was attacked after a suicide bomber drove a car laden with explosives towards it. According to state media, security forces managed to cause the car to explode before it got closer to the hotel, potentially preventing other deaths and injuries.

According to initial media reports, at least one policeman and one judge have been killed. The hotel had been housing 50 judges who had participated in the supervision of Egypt’s parliamentary elections.

Egypt’s security forces have reportedly shut down near by roads and are searching for any accomplices. While no one has yet claimed responsibility, the ISIS affiliated Wilayat Sinai (formerly known as Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis) has been responsible for dozens of attacks in the region since the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

The parliamentary elections marked the final stage of Egypt’s ‘road map to democracy’ which was implemented following the ouster of Morsi.

 

Turkey Has Shot Down a Russian Military Jet
Egyptian Champion Achieves First Ever 'Career-Slam' in Speed-Ball History

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Egypt ‘Appreciates’ and ‘Trusts’ Final Saudi Investigation into Khashoggi Killing

Egyptian StreetsNovember 16, 2018

Archaeological Mission Unearths Ancient Pregnant Woman Burial

Egyptian StreetsNovember 14, 2018

Egyptian MP to Submit Bill Omitting Religion from National IDs to Parliament

Egyptian StreetsNovember 12, 2018

British Parliament Encourages Lifting the Travel Ban Imposed on Sharm El Sheikh

Nour EltiganiNovember 11, 2018

Egyptian Film ‘Yomeddine’ Wins at Geneva Film Festival

Mirna AbdulaalNovember 10, 2018

UN: Food Aid to Be Doubled to 14 Million Yemenis to Avert Starvation

Mirna AbdulaalNovember 10, 2018

Bedouin Tribes of ‘Sinai Trail’ Get Backing From Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism

Mirna AbdulaalNovember 10, 2018

Egyptian Committee to Amend Controversial NGO Law

Nour EltiganiNovember 9, 2018
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.