Ansar Beit al-Maqdes

North Sinai police station

Six policemen were killed and another two were wounded on Tuesday morning when a roadside bomb targeting their vehicle was detonated near the town of Rafah, in the northern Sinai Peninsula.

According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Interior, as reported by Reuters, five police conscripts and one officer were killed when an explosive device planted along the Arish-Rafah highway was detonated. 

The statement added that these police forces were targeted in their...

North Sinai

The Sinai-based militant group Ansar Beit al-Maqdes recently set up improvised checkpoints in the North Sinai cities of Rafah and Sheikh Zuwayed to distribute flyers explaining the group’s mission to area residents, and to take photographs with them “to publicize people’s happiness with their actions,” the privately owned newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm (AMAY) reported.  

Designated a terrorist organization by Egypt and several other nations in April, Ansar Beit al-Maqdes has claimed...

Ansar Beit al-Maqdes

In a video released Wednesday on YouTube, the Sinai-based militant group Ansar Beit al-Maqdes claimed responsibility for a North Sinai bombing that killed 11 policemen and injured four others on Tuesday.

Mada Masr could not confirm the video’s authenticity.

The video showed footage of the explosion as a purported group member screams off-camera, “God is the greatest,” as well as...

عملية تصفية خلية عرب شركس

This is part one of an investigation about Egypt’s new 'terrorists.'

Until mid-2013, Nader,* a 25-year-old graduate of the Institute of Tourism and Hospitality, worked as a salesman in a Tommy Hilfiger store in 6th of October City’s Mall of Arabia on the outskirts of Cairo. He got the job after working as a shift supervisor at Kentucky Fried Chicken in the same mall.

In the first round of investigations after Nader was arrested last March, the military...

North Sinai police station

An explosive killed 11 policemen and injured four others in North Sinai on Tuesday, the state-owned Al-Ahram portal reported. 

The target was a police armored vehicle in the Sheikh Zuwayed area of North Sinai, a security source told Al-Ahram. 

Privately owned Al-Watan newspaper reported that the assailants built a road bump to force the armored vehicle to slow down, giving them time to detonate the explosive devices.

Al-Watan also claimed that the vehicle was...