Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Islamic terrorists target military checkpoints in Egypt, killing at least 70 and wounding 54 soldiers

(Cairo) Continuing with their unholy quest, in which cause as much murder death kill over the holy Ramadan period, Islamic terrorists today struck numerous military checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula of Egypt, killing at least 70 soldiers and civilians and wounding 54 more. 35 Islamic terrorists have been reported killed along with three land cruisers fitted with anti-aircraft guns. There are reports that soldiers and equipment have been taken. (1 APC that was being driven away was destroyed by an Egyptian Apache gunship.)

In the town of Sheikh Zuweid, 70 terrorists attacked 5 checkpoints after suicide bombers had opened the way.

The ISIS affiliate in Egypt has claimed responsibility for the attack. In a statement circulated on Twitter accounts affiliated to the group, IS explained that its allies had mounted 15 simultaneous attacks on military sites, including "martyrdom operations" on Al-Arish's officers club and two checkpoints in Sheikh Zuweid.

Israel has closed its border with Egypt whilst security forces battle these Islamic terrorists.

Ramadan death toll is now at 2,671.