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    Seven People Killed in Car Bomb Blast at Checkpoint in Egypt's North Sinai

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    The Egyptian Armed Forces said that seven civilians were killed in the north of the Sinai Peninsula in a terrorist attack by a car bomb explosion near ​​the checkpoint in the vicinity of the city of Arish.

    CAIRO (Sputnik) — Seven civilians were killed in the north of the Sinai Peninsula in a terrorist attack by a car bomb explosion near ​​the checkpoint in the vicinity of the city of Arish, the Egyptian Armed Forces said Monday.

    According to the military, the terrorists drove up to the checkpoint in a jeep and intended to explode their car in the midst of people, but the servicemen prevented these plans, denying the car a pass, according to the statement of the armed forces on their Facebook page.

    The army tank blocked the road to the terrorists. The militants embarked in a shoot-out with servicemen and detonated a bomb in the car near the tank, resulting in seven civilians killed, including three men, two women and two children. The armed forces stressed that if a car exploded directly at the checkpoint, dozens of people would have been killed.


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