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Egypt militants kill 3 in Sinai bus attack

July 15, 2013 9:36 A.M. (Updated: July 16, 2013 11:50 A.M.)
CAIRO, Qahirah (AFP) -- Militants killed at least three people Monday and wounded 17 when they fired on a bus carrying workers in the North Sinai town of El-Arish, security and medical sources said.

Military spokesman Colonel Ahmed Aly said in a statement that a "terrorist group" had been targeting a police vehicle but hit the workers' bus by mistake.

"The bus was attacked with a rocket-propelled grenade near El-Arish airport. Three people died and 17 were injured in the attack," a security official said.

A medical source confirmed the toll, adding that "many of those injuries are critical." The bus was carrying workers from a cement factory.

The attack came hours after gunmen clashed with the Egyptian army near the Israeli border.

The fighting broke out in the area of Al-Wifaq, in northern Sinai, after militants tried unsuccessfully to blow up a police vehicle with explosives.

The restive Sinai peninsula has been hit by a surge of violence since president Mohamed Morsi's ouster on July 3, with militants killing a police officer early on Friday.

A Coptic Christian man found decapitated a day earlier, while two people died in an attack on a checkpoint in the peninsula on Wednesday.
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