Bombs kill three security forces in Sinai: Egypt officials

EL-ARISH, EGYPT (AP) — Two roadside bombs exploded in restive northern Sinai Peninsula killing three members of Egypt’s security forces and wounding 10 others, officials said yesterday.

The bombs went off near separate checkpoints in the town of Sheikh Zuweid late Thursday, said two security officials and a medical official, who asked to remain anonymous because they were not authorised to brief the media. The officials didn’t say who was responsible for the attacks and no one immediately claimed responsibility.

The first explosion Thursday night left one dead and seven wounded, while the second killed two and wounded three, the officials said. The casualties were transferred to El-Arish
military hospital.