Sinai marred by armed and cyber attacks

Sinai marred by armed and cyber attacks

An army row officer serving in the North Sinai city of al-Arish was stabbed by unknown assailants on Monday who then fled the scene. (AFP/File)

An army row officer serving in the North Sinai city of al-Arish was stabbed by unknown assailants on Monday who then fled the scene.
(AFP/File)

By Nasser al-Azzazi

An army row officer serving in the North Sinai city of al-Arish was stabbed by unknown assailants on Monday who then fled the scene.

A medical source within the Al-Arish hospital stated that Ahmed Muhammad Mahjub, 37, was injured with multiple stab wounds to his body. He was taken to an operating room before being transferred to a military hospital.

Meanwhile, a group of armed attackers shot a bus outside at a peace keeping base in the southern district of Sheikh Zuweid in North Sinai Monday afternoon, which was set to transport civilian workers to the Al-Joura airport.

Eyewitnesses stated that the attackers later fired upon two buses transporting workers to the airport later Monday night, panicking the workers. No casualties were reported.

Unknown assailants later fired upon an electricity production station using machine guns in southern Sheikh Zuweid on Monday afternoon.

Eyewitnesses from the village said that the assailants were later routed by Egypt’s armed forces, fleeing into the desert.

In an separate case, hackers accessed a North Sinai police telecommunications line, using it to make threats over police radio, calling on all forces to leave Sinai in order to protect their lives.

Sources stated that investigations were currently being conducted to ascertain how the hackers cracked the code, speculating that they stole police equipment or used advanced technology

Security sources denied that the police line was penetrated at all.

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