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Egypt foils suicide attack in Sinai

Egypt foils suicide attack in Sinai
Sinai has been epicenter of militant insurgency since 2013, when army coup ousted Egypt's 1st freely elected president

CAIRO (AA) - The Egyptian military on Thursday foiled a suicide attack targeting security forces in the North Sinai province.

"The armed forces managed to thwart a suicide attack by a terrorist this morning," the Egyptian army said in a statement.

The attack took place next to a parking lot in the town of Sheikh Zuweid near a security installation.

As a result of the operation, one soldier was killed and a "terrorist" died when his explosive vest went off, failing to reach the security facility.

The Sinai Peninsula has remained the epicenter of a militant insurgency since 2013, when the army ousted Mohamed Morsi -- Egypt's first freely elected president and a Muslim Brotherhood leader -- in a military coup.

Last month Morsi died of an apparent heart attack after collapsing in a courtroom in the middle of a trial on "espionage" charges.

source: News Feed
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