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Bomb in North Sinai kills Egyptian soldier, wounds two others

Published on Jan 4, 2014 11:30 PM

CAIRO (REUTERS) - A bomb exploded under an armoured vehicle near the Egyptian North Sinai town of Areesh on Saturday, killing one army soldier and wounding at least two others, security sources told Reuters.

Armed men planted the explosive device on the road used by army vehicles in Egypt's campaign against militant Islamists in Sinai, the sources said. It went off when the armoured vehicle drove over it.

Egypt has struggled with security in the Sinai peninsula since the ouster of autocratic ruler Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

Hardline Islamists exploited the security vacuum after Mubarak's fall to launch attacks into Israel and on Egyptian targets.

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