Daily News Egypt

Explosives kill army officer in Sinai - Daily News Egypt

Advertising Area



Advertising Area




Explosives kill army officer in Sinai

Military gives condolences to Officer Hany El-Beltagy in a statement


 

An explosive device killed an army officer in northern Sinai’s Al-Arish early Thursday morning, the military spokesperson said.

The military gave its condolences to the officer, Hany El-Beltagy, in a media statement.

This incident marks the second time this month that a military sergeant dies while attempting to defuse a bomb.

The army has established a buffer zone in North Sinai governorate along the Gaza border, which now measures 13km in length and 500 metres in width.

The buffer zone is currently in an extension process and is to amount to a total width of 5km. According to the military, this is to ensure that no underground smuggling tunnel could bypass the area.

North Sinai has witnessed frequent clashes between security personnel and militant groups since the army ousted former president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

Advertising Area

Advertising Area



https://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2015/01/15/explosives-kill-army-officer-sinai/
Breaking News

No current breaking news

Daily News Egypt Android App Available for free download on Google play
View
Daily News Egypt Ios App Available for free download on APP Store
View