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Published On: Sun, Feb 1st, 2015

ISIS attack on Egypt: 27 killed to honor removal of Mubarak

An affiliate of the Islamist terror group ISIS has claimed responsibility for a series of deadly attacks in Egypt. The four attacks in North Sinai and Suez killed 27 people, security and medical officials told Reuters.

The attacks came after commemorations of the anniversary of the 2011 uprising turned deadly earlier this week. Egypt’s government faces an Islamist insurgency based in Sinai and growing discontent with what critics perceive as heavy-handed security tactics.

Men with a sign depicting Hosni Mubarak as a monster. January 2011 Photo/Mona via wikimedia commons

Men with a sign depicting Hosni Mubarak as a monster. January 2011 Photo/Mona via wikimedia commons

Reuters reported that 25 people were killed in a bombing of military buildings in the capital of North Sinai province, an army major was killed at a checkpoint in Rafah and a police officer was killed by a roadside bomb in Suez city. The government newspaper, al-Ahram, said its office in al-Arish was destroyed in a fourth attack, which the ISIS group claimed.

The Egyptian military confirmed the attacks, although it didn’t say how many casualties were involved. It said that the attacks were the result of a successful campaign to pressure the militants.

Hosni Mubarak was removed from office in 2011 and the Muslim Brotherhood installed Muhammad Morsi, but he too has been removed. President Sisi cut short his trip to Ethiopia after the attack. (In that update, the death toll is listed at 30 — BBJ, The Dispatch)

Egyptian protesters photo twitter @DaliahGalal

Egyptian protesters photo twitter @DaliahGalal

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