Car bomb targeting Egyptian soldiers kills 10
At least 10 Egyptian soldiers were killed when a car bomb hit their bus in the Sinai Peninsula near the city of El-Arish, while 35 were wounded.
The attack that targeted the soldiers who were traveling from Rafah to Cairo is the latest attack on security forces battling insurgents.
Violence has surged in Egypt since the army took control of the country after removing Mohamed Mursi on July 3.
This attack is one of the deadliest in the Sinai Peninsula, which is near Israel and the Palestinian-run Gaza Strip, since Morsi was removed from office.
In August, a blast in Sinai killed at least 25 members of the security forces, and since then gunmen carry out near-daily attacks on checkpoints in the region.
In a separate incident, three people were wounded in a bomb attack today on a security checkpoint in Cairo, adding to worries that Islamist insurgents might take hold beyond Sinai.
The rising violence and political struggle between the Muslim Brotherhood and the army-backed government already started hitting investment and tourism in the country.