At least seven people, including four police officers, were killed and 26 others were wounded in a suicide bombing attack in Sheikh Zuweid (North Sinai province) on Tuesday, April 9. The Islamic State-Sinai Province (IS-SP) group claimed responsibility for the attack, which targeted a police outpost, in a statement published online. Similar IS-SP attacks targeting security forces are possible in North Sinai province over the coming days and weeks.
The attack comes as security forces continue to carry out counterterrorism raids in the area under the auspices of "Comprehensive Operation - Sinai 2018," which aims to neutralize militant and terrorist groups operating in the Sinai Peninsula, Nile Delta, and the Western Desert. The targets of the raids are not confirmed by independent reporting and foreign tourists have previously been killed in similar operations.
Individuals in Egypt are advised to refrain from travel to North Sinai province, remain vigilant for militant activity, report suspicious objects and behavior to police, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.
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