A car bomb exploded Wednesday in Egypt’s Sinai region, killing ten soldiers and injuring 31 others who were headed to the capital.
According to state media, a suicide bomber set off the blast just as two minibuses carrying the troops were passing by. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet. This is the third car bombing after another suicide bomber detonated a car, killing four security officers and injuring four more last month.
Another attack targeted a military intelligence building that was located on the Sinai border; six soldiers were wounded.
Hardline Islamists have become more active in the Sinai region after the toppling of strongman Hosni Mubarak in 2011. Groups that are said to have links with Al Qaeda have called for Egypt to establish an Islamic government.
The Egyptian military started violent crackdowns against these groups, which culminated in a coup against the country’s first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsy.