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

Shark Kills Tourist in Egypt’s Red Sea, Nearby Beaches Close

Shereif Barakat3 July 2022

Egypt Inaugurates Adly Mansour Transportation Hub, Largest in the Middle East and Africa

Egyptian Streets3 July 2022

Sprinting for Gold: Hemida Wins Big in Oran, and Makes History

Egyptian Streets2 July 2022

Egypt to Introduce Apple Pay and Samsung Pay: Central Bank of Egypt

Mona Abdou29 June 2022

World Bank to Provide Egypt with $500 Million to Boost Food Security

Farah Rafik29 June 2022

Egypt Triumphs to Historic Table Tennis Gold

Shereif Barakat28 June 2022

Death Sentence for Egyptian Man Who Killed Nayera Ashraf for ‘Rejecting Him’

Marina Makary28 June 2022

Missing News Anchor Shaima Jamal’s Body Found Buried Under Mansouria Villa

Mona Abdou28 June 2022