Suicide Bomber Kills 1, Wounds 24 in Egypt's Sinai

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A suicide bomber rammed a vehicle packed with explosives into a police base in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Tuesday, killing a civilian and wounding 24 policemen, security and health officials said.

Suicide Bomber Kills 1, Wounds 24 in Egypt's Sinai

The early morning attack took place in the North Sinai provincial capital of El-Arish, the officials said.

Militants have stepped up attacks in the peninsula since the army's ouster of president Mohamed Mursi in July 2013, AFP reported.

"The bomber drove a water tanker filled with explosives into the rear gate of the base," a security official said.

"As the vehicle approached, police fired on it, detonating the explosives inside."

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