Egypt: Car Bomb Targets Military Intelligence Building
A car bomb exploded outside a military intelligence
building in Egypt's Suez Canal city of Ismailiya on
Saturday, wounding four people, security officials
The blast destroyed part of the military compound's
wall and set fire to several cars in the area.
Officials said a second car bomb was found in the
area, but experts managed to defuse it.
Witnesses said they heard loud gunfire around the
time of the explosion.
Ismailiya and surrounding areas have seen regular
attacks on police and military personnel, especially
since the military toppled Islamist president
Mohamed Morsy on July 3.
More than 100 policemen have been killed across
Egypt in attacks and clashes since then.
The military has been conducting an extensive
operation in the Sinai Peninsula east of canal to crack
down on Islamist militants, who have killed dozens of
soldiers and policemen.