Murders, army raids continue in Sinai on Morsi’s ouster anniversary

Violence by suspected extremists and counter raids by security forces continued in Sinai on Monday and Tuesday as Egypt marks two years since the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi, a development that triggered non-stop violence in the restive peninsula.
In Sheikh Zuweid, South Sinai, eyewitnesses reported the death of two kids and the injury of three others when a missile hit their home on Tuesday.
On Monday, people in the same region discovered the bodies of two children and a teacher. Army forces were informed and the bodies were transferred to the hospital.
A security source in North Sinai said the bodies were shot in the head and chest.
Also in Sheikh Zuweid, a roadside bomb killed two engineers and wounded 13 workers all employed by the Transport Ministry's North Sinai department. Eyewitnesses told Al-Masry Al-Youm the IED went off when the workers’ bus was moving along the Arish-Rafah road
Security sources, meanwhile, said army raids in Arish and Sheikh Zuweid managed to apprehend 18 suspects and destroy several suspected terrorist havens.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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