3 Killed, 14 Injured as Roadside Bomb Strikes Bus

Published: 29th June 2015 10:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th June 2015 10:14 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

CAIRO: At least three people were killed and 14 others injured today after a roadside bomb targeted a bus in Egypt's restive North Sinai.

The bus, which belonged to General Authority For Roads, Bridges and Land Transport, was carrying employees when the roadside bomb  exploded in south Shiekh Zwayed city, said head of North Sinai Security Directorate, Ali Azazi.

The bomb was intended to target security personnel, Azazi said.

The explosion took place few hours after a powerful bomb attack targeted Prosecutor General's convoy near his house in Misr el-Gedida district in Cairo.

Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat, who has referred thousands of Islamists to trial in recent months, died from injuries sustained in the revenge attack by Islamist militants.

The attacks targeting police and military increased after the ouster of Islamist ex-president Mohamed Morsi in 2013 by military following massive protests against his rule.

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