Five conscripts killed, others injured in Sheikh Zuweid bomb blast

Five police conscripts were killed and an additional five members of the North Sinai security troops were injured on Tuesday in a bomb blast west of Sheikh Zuweid city, according to medical and security sources in the province.

Sources and eyewitnesses told Al-Masry Al-Youm that a bomb planted on the side of Arish-Rafah international road, in the al-Kharouba area of Sheikh Zuweid city exploded while the troops were passing by in a vehicle.

The dead bodies and the casualties were transferred to Arish military hospital. Authorities were notified to conduct investigations.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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