1. BLAST

    Car Bomb Explodes in Egypt’s Sinai

    FILE - In this Tuesday, May 21, 2013, file photo, Egyptian Army soldiers patrol in an armored vehicle backed by a helicopter gunship during a sweep through villages in Sheikh Zuweyid, northern Sinai, Egypt. A military official said Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, Egyptian helicopters and tanks are attacking Islamic militants in villages in the northern Sinai Peninsula. The Saturday assault came after Egypt deployed a column of armored vehicles and trucks carrying infantry into the region, a militant stronghold, in a major new counterinsurgency offensive, the official said. (AP Photo, File)

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    A car bomb exploded in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula on Wednesday, killing at least six people and wounding 20. A suicide bomber drove a car at a high speed into the government’s intelligence headquarters in the town of Rafah, and witnesses told the BBC that a body had been found inside the car. The building is considered the most important intelligence office in North Sinai. A second blast hit an army checkpoint shortly afterward, but it was unclear if there were any injuries. The bombing comes just days after the Egyptian Army launched a major offensive in Rafah and nearby Sheikh Zuweyid, killing at least nine Islamic militants.

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