Car bomb kills 6 in Sinai, ISIS claims responsibility

A suicide car bomb detonated by Islamic State (ISIS) affiliated militants, has killed six and wounded a further 10 in the Egyptian city of el-Arish, near to where the debris of Kogalymavia flight 7K9268 landed after it broke up over northern Sinai.

Security sources told Reuters the blast targeted a police club in the city. IS has claimed responsibility for the attack following the explosion. The targeting of security services within northern Sinai is tried and tested tactic of Islamic State’s Sinai Province, formerly Ansar Bait al-Maqdis.


In January the Jihadi group killed 44 in a series of car bomb and mortar attacks in al-Arish, Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah, near the Israeli border, targeting army and military bases..