CAIRO A colonel in the Egyptian navy was killed and 3 recruits wounded on Sunday when their armored car or truck was hit by an explosion in the Sinai peninsula, safety resources reported.
The attack in the northern Sinai was the latest in an place in which safety forces have been battling the area affiliate of Islamic Point out, which authorities say has killed hundreds of users of the safety forces.
The militants have also prolonged their marketing campaign to other elements of Egypt, most just lately attacking church buildings in Cairo and other cities with the loss of dozens of life.
In a additional escalation of the conflict in Sinai, militants last 7 days opened hearth on users of a Sinai tribe, the Tarabeen, which has been armed by the army, and killed 12 of them, according to safety and tribal resources.
Islamic Point out reported on Sunday a member of the group drove a motorbike packed with explosives into a gathering of the tribesmen and detonated it, killing 15 and damaging navy products.
No immediate comment was obtainable from the army.
(Reporting by Ahmed Tolba, Mohamed Abdellah and Asma Alsharif Editing by Catherine Evans)