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Eleven people were killed by two explosions in the northern Sinai Peninsula in the town of Rafah on Wednesday morning, Israel Radio reported on 09/11/2013.

Most of the casualties were Egyptian soldiers and Ansar Bait al-Maqdas group affiliated with Al Qaeda took responsibility for the attacks, according to the report (see also – El-Arish 08.10.12 ).

The statement appeared identical to an earlier statement by another Sinai-based group, Ansar Jerusalem, which claimed responsibility for the failed assassination attempt on Egypt’s Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim (see – Naser-City Attempt).

Another 10 soldiers and seven civilians were wounded by the blasts outside the military intelligence headquarters in Rafah and at a nearby checkpoint. A military spokesman blamed “Islamist terrorist elements” for the violence.

The military has launched an offensive in the Sinai to deal with a rise in attacks since it ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in 07/30/2013 (see – EGYPT’S III REVOLUTION).
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On Tuesday, troops backed by helicopter gunships raided militant hideouts in the villages of al-Mahdiya and Naga Shabana, south of Rafah, killing nine people, arresting 10 others and seizing weapons and ammunition, military officials said.

 

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