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Islamic State claims responsibility of attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula

The IS claim was carried by the extremists' Aamaq media outlet

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An affiliate has claimed responsibility for a series of attacks in Egypt's Peninsula that killed nine soldiers and wounded at least 37

The simultaneous attacks, targeting checkpoints across the town of Sheikh Zweid, prompted Egyptian authorities to postpone the opening of the crossing with


The crossing was due to open Monday for four days. No new date has been set.

Security and hospital officials raised the death toll to nine overnight today, while the army said 24 attackers were killed. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorised to brief media.

The IS claim was carried by the extremists' Aamaq media outlet.

declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew in northern after deadly in 2015.

First Published: Mon, October 16 2017. 14:16 IST
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