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‘Egypt’s mujahedeen’ claim Sinai attack: website

A group calling itself “Egypt’s mujahedeen,” or holy warriors, claimed responsibility for a Sinai peninsula bomb blast that wounded two Canadian women peacekeepers, according to an Internet statement. “The lions of jihad… pounced on a vehicle of the multinational force, killing three Israelis and two Canadians and wounding two others,” claimed the statement whose authenticity could not be confirmed. North Sinai provincial governor Ahmed Abdel Hamid said two female Canadian peacekeepers from the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) were lightly injured in the blast, which officials described as a terrorist attack. There were no reports of fatalities. “Terrorists planted two gas canisters on the road and linked them to an electrical wire. They hid in nearby apricot groves and blew them up,” he told reporters. The claim of responsibility, which appeared on an Islamist website, gave a similar version, saying the blast was triggered by “two gas canisters linked to an electric system.” Full Story

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