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An attack on an Egyptian Army post on the Sinai Peninsula has killed 25 and wounded 20. Multiple reports assert that it was the result of a suicide bombing, though one "top official" claimed that the location was hit with "a mortar round and rocket-propelled grenades," causing a secondary explosion. Meanwhile, "at least four" masked men tossed molotov cocktails at two cars belonging to the Saudi consulate in Suez. Egyptian police have blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for the attack.
The militant group Ajnad Misr, or Soldiers of Egypt, has claimed responsibility for the bombing at Cairo University on Oct. 22. Six police officers and five civilians were wounded in the attack.
Jihadists killed six Egyptian security personnel in an IED attack in Al Arish in the Sinai Peninsula. The attack took place in the same area where two policemen were killed in an ambush with RPGs three days ago.
The military claimed it killed Shehata Farhan, a senior leader in Ansar Bayt al Maqdis, or Ansar Jerusalem, during a raid in Rafah. The military also claimed it killed Mohamed Abu Shatiya, an Ansar Jerusalem military commander, also in Rafah last week.
Security forces arrested four men in Port Said suspected of recruiting fighters for the Islamic State. The Sinai-based terrorist group Ansar Jerusalem (Ansar Bayt al Maqdis) released a video showing three Egyptians being beheaded and a fourth being shot dead; the group had accused the men of serving as spies for Israel and Egypt.
Security sources claimed that the military has killed Mohamed Abu Shatiya, a field commander for Ansar Jerusalem (Ansar Bayt al Maqdis), during clashes south of Rafah. Two tonnes of explosives were seized by security forces from a nearby tunnel into Gaza. The terror group has released a video threatening to conduct attacks during Eid al-Adha, and mentioned the interior minister and his aides in particular.
A bomb detonated near the Foreign Ministry in Cairo, killing at least four people. Three bombs also exploded simultaneously in Tanta with a fourth bomb in Mahalla. Another bomb detonated on the Cairo-Zagazig railway. Sixteen detainees escaped Mahalla police station on Sept. 19 after setting a fire with clothes and blankets.
Six policemen were killed and two more were wounded when their convoy hit a roadside bomb on the way from Rafah to el Arish. A court sentenced 17 Muslim Brotherhood members to prison terms of up to five years for rioting, but acquitted five students, including the nephew of former president Mohamed Morsi.
The Army said it killed seven members of Ansar Jerusalem (Ansar Bayt al Maqdis) during a shootout in the Sinai. A policeman was killed and several conscripts were injured in a clash with gunmen near a checkpoint on the Cairo-Suez road on Sept. 12. Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and 14 others were sentenced to life in jail for murder and inciting violence. Egypt is among some 30 nations joining a coalition against the Islamic State, but will not send ground troops to the fight.