Sinai resort bombings kill 30, Al-Qaeda-linked group claims responsibility

At least 30 people were killed and 120 wounded when car bombs exploded at resorts packed with Israeli holidaymakers on the Red Sea coast of Egypt’s Sinai desert in attacks claimed by a group saying it belongs to Al-Qaeda. The most powerful of the explosions left carnage and destruction at the Hilton Hotel in Taba, a town just across the Israeli border, with another 30 people reported missing. Also hit was a backpackers resort at Ras Shaitain (Devil’s Head) in Nuweiba, 65 kilometres (40 miles) down the coast from Taba. A group calling itself Brigades of the Martyr Abdullah Azzam and claiming to be part of the militant Al-Qaeda network took responsibility for the blasts in a statement posted on an Islamist website. Group Profile

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