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

#StopTheWait: Messi Visits Egypt to Promote Affordable Hepatitis C Treatment and Tourism

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 22, 2017

More Visas for Less African Immigrants: Europe’s Offer to Egypt

Aya NaderFebruary 22, 2017

Opening Female Gyms in Saudi Arabia: Saudi Women Unhurriedly Acquire Basic Rights

Toqa EzzidinFebruary 22, 2017

Egypt Agricultural Exports Surge after Currency Float

Seif GhallabFebruary 22, 2017

Russia to deliver 50 MiG-29 fighters to Egypt on Schedule: Report

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 22, 2017

Globally Renowned Consulting Firms to Lead Reform of Egypt’s Ministry of Petroleum

Seif GhallabFebruary 21, 2017

11 Sentenced to Death for Port Said Massacre, Celebrations Held

Aya NaderFebruary 20, 2017

ISIS Releases Video Threatening Egypt’s Christians, Showing Church Bomber

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 20, 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 ES Media UG. All Rights Reserved.