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Update: Sinai violence kills 30 army personnel

State of emergency is declared in Sinai

The army spokesperson said Saturday that the latest death count of the Sinai Friday attacks reached 30 army personnel.

A car bomb exploded in the Karam Al-Qawadees neighbourhood in Sheikh Zuweid, North Sinai, on Friday afternoon, killing at least 27  and injuring 20, state-owned Al-Ahram reported.

State media added that another attack took place in a checkpoint in Al-Arish, leaving three killed.

No group has claimed responsibility for  the attacks so far.

The government declared a state of emergency in Sinai on Friday, with the closure of the Rafah border.

The Supreme Council of Armed Forces, headed by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, is expected to meet on Saturday to discuss the latest acts of violence.

Over the past several months, confrontations between the military and “terrorist groups” have been frequent.

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