Middle East

Tuesday 29 July 2014

Soldier killed when armoured tank drove over explosive device

Published 09/07/2014|16:16

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The northern Sinai region, which borders the Gaza Strip and Israel, has been restless for years (AP)
The northern Sinai region, which borders the Gaza Strip and Israel, has been restless for years (AP)

One soldier was killed and four others wounded in an explosion in the Egyptian town of Rafah, near the border with Israel, security sources told Reuters on Wednesday.

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The blast occurred after an armoured tank drove over an explosive device, the sources said.

Egypt has been hit by a wave of violence, mainly by militants based in the Sinai peninsula against security forces, since the army ousted President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood last year.

Reuters

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