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MILITANTS Sinai Group Claims Border Attack Yehuda Lahiyani / AP Photo

Sinai Group Claims Border Attack

Militants on the Egyptian side of the Sinai Peninsula claimed responsibility for an attack last week that claimed the life of an Israeli soldier—the latest death as Egypt struggles to control its share of the region. Supporters of the Holy Places, as the group calls itself, said the attack was spurred by Innocence of Muslims, the anti-Islam film made in America that was blamed for protests across the Muslim world in recent weeks. Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has said that restoring order in Sinai is a priority, but attacks by small groups of gunmen and militants have continued.

September 24, 2012 7:19 AM