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Ansar Jerusalem claimed responsibility for the bombing of a tourist bus in Taba yesterday. The army spokesman said security forces have destroyed 1,275 smuggling tunnels in the Rafah area in recent months. He also said security forces had killed three Islamist militants in North Sinai.
At least three people were killed when an explosion struck a tourist bus in the town of Taba in the Sinai. The cause of the attack, which has thus far gone unclaimed, has yet to be determined. Following the attack, cars traveling from South Sinai to North Sinai were searched by security forces.
Security forces in North Sinai defused two explosive devices and destroyed 10 smuggling tunnels. The army announced the arrest of 19 Muslim Brotherhood members in Ismailia. Security sources said Islamist militants in North Sinai are funded through human trafficking. Gunmen in a car shot at security forces at an intelligence building in Ismailia.
The army spokesman said one of those responsible for the downing of a military helicopter in late January was arrested. At least two people were killed in clashes between security forces and Muslim Brotherhood supporters. An improvised explosive device exploded along a road in North Sinai; no injuries were reported. Security sources denied reports of a thwarted pipeline bombing in the Sinai.
Security forces reportedly thwarted an assassination attempt on a top security official in Giza. The army spokesman said 112 Islamist militants have been killed or wounded in operations in North Sinai in the past week. Two policemen were shot and killed by unidentified gunmen south of Cairo. Ansar Jerusalem claimed a December car bombing in Sharkiya in a new video.
A pipeline in the Sinai Peninsula was again targeted by unidentified assailants. The army spokesman said 13 people were arrested in the latest operations in North Sinai. Unidentified gunmen shot and killed three security personnel in Ismailia. An Interior Ministry official warned that Sinai jihadists were escaping the security crackdown in North Sinai and reach cities in the Suez area. A police officer was reportedly killed during clashes with Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Ain Shams.
Unidentified assailants detonated explosives along a pipeline in North Sinai. The army spokesman said three militants were killed in the latest operations in North Sinai. Policemen were shot and killed by unidentified gunmen in Ismailia as well as Port Said. Police claimed to have arrested the perpetrator the October car bombing in Ismailia, which Ansar Jerusalem has claimed. A top Egyptian general said security forces are managing to deal with terrorism in the Sinai.
The army spokesman said operations in North Sinai had resulted in the arrest of 37 militants. Jihadists who have returned from Syria were reportedly being targeted in operations in North Sinai. Six people suspected of carrying out attacks in Sharkiya against policemen last week were detained. Shadi el Menai of Ansar Jerusalem has reportedly entered the Gaza Strip. Officials denied reports that the presidency had upheld the death sentence for 14 Islamist militants.
The army spokesman said raids in North Sinai resulted in the death of three militants and arrest of 10 others. The spokesman also said the total number of militants killed in Friday's airstrikes in North Sinai was now 20, with 70 injured. Security forces in Ismailia reportedly thwarted a suicide bombing attack at a Central Security Forces camp. The Interior Ministry accused the Muslim Brotherhood of forming a military wing.
The army spokesman said overnight airstrikes killed 16 terrorists in North Sinai. He also announced the destruction of seven smuggling tunnels in Rafah as well as the thwarting of a plot to target a bus in North Sinai transporting soldiers. Policemen in a number of governorates went on strike over unmet demands.