05 December 2019 04:35 PM

Suicide attack on North Sinai security checkpoint foiled

Friday، 19 July 2019 - 02:12 PM

Egypt's army servicemen foiled a suicide attack targeting a security checkpoint in the city of Sheikh Zuweid in North Sinai on Thursday 18/07/2019, military spokesman Tamer al Refai said.

The attack targeted security forces stationed near a parking lot in Sheikh Zuweid city, he said.

Thanks to the vigilance of the security personnel, the suicide bomber, who was wearing an explosive belt, was spotted and targeted before reaching the checkpoint, the spokesman said.

The terrorist was killed by security forces but unfortunately his explosive belt detonated, he said.

An army service member was killed in the incident.

MENA

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