Egypt militants claim responsibility for blasts

2014-05-04 13:07
(Virginie Hoang, AFP)

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Cairo - An Egyptian militant group has claimed responsibility for twin suicide bombings that killed three people and wounded eight on Friday in the southern Sinai Peninsula.

In a statement posted on Sunday on militant websites, al-Qaeda inspired group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis warned the Egyptian army "we will not rest until we achieve retribution for the blood and honour of the Muslims".

In the first attack, a suicide bomber blew himself up in front of a bus carrying workers, killing one and wounding three.

Another bomber blew himself up at an army checkpoint, killing a soldier and a civilian passer-by and wounding five others.

The group urged the Egyptian people to "rebel against this oppressive and tyrannical regime" and not resort only to peaceful opposition movements.

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