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17 Nov 2019 | 04:46 PM UTC

Egypt: Roadside blast leaves three dead in Sheikh Zuweid (North Sinai province) November 17

Egypt News Alert

Roadside bomb kills three security force members in Sheikh Zuweid (North Sinai province) November 17; similar attacks possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/17/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/18/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Cairo). COUNTRY/REGION Sheikh Zuweid

Event

A roadside bomb struck an armored vehicle in Sheikh Zuweid (North Sinai province) on Sunday, November 17, killing three members of the Egyptian security forces and wounding four more. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

A heightened security presence is expected in Sheikh Zuweid over the coming hours. Similar attacks are possible in North Sinai over the near term.

Context

The operations come 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, Nile Delta, and the Western Desert.

Advice

Individuals in Egypt are advised to monitor developments, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments, report suspicious behavior and objects to the authorities, remain vigilant when visiting areas susceptible to terror activity (e.g. tourist sites, churches, international and government buildings, public transportation hubs, etc.), and anticipate similar security operations over the near term.

 

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