Four Army Conscripts Injured in Armoured Vehicle Overturn in North Sinai

Four army conscripts were injured Friday when their armoured vehicle overturned while pursuing “extremists” south of North Sinai’s border town of Rafah.

Two conscripts sustained injuries to the legs, one suffered injuries to his right arm, and the fourth suffered a concussion. They were transported to the military hospital in al-Arish city to receive treatment, military sources in Sinai said.

Militants have stepped up their attacks targeting police and army forces in Sinai since the army’s ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi in July 2013, which followed mass protests against his rule. The attacks expanded to other areas of the country, including the capital.

Egypt’s security forces have intensified their security measures in North Sinai, which has witnessed its most stringent security crackdown in years.

A fact-sheet prepared by Egypt’s ministry of foreign affairs put the death toll for terrorism acts which took place since January 2011 and until April 2014 at 971, including 664 security personnel.

Source : Aswat Masriya