Sinai car bombing kills six Egyptian policemen

Car bombing in policeman's club in Sinai kills 6 people and wounds 10

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

A tank parked outside a military check point in northern Sinai, May 25, 2015.

Car bombing in Sinai’s Arish city, targeted a policeman's club on Wednesday killing six people and wounding ten. Five of the wounded are civilians said security sources.

DAESH's affiliate in Egypt, Wilayet Sinai (Sinai Province), claimed responsibility for the attack, which it described as a suicide bombing.

Since Egypt’s first democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi was deposed in July 2013, Sinai has faced with a wave of violence, marking the rise of Wilayet Sinai, a DAESH affiliate based in the country's Sinai Province.

Wilayet Sinai has killed hundreds of Egyptian Army and police personnel while the Egyptian government has continued to jail and try hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters since 2013.

The Egyptian government, headed by president and former army general Abdel Fattah el Sisi, does not differentiate between the Brotherhood and more hardline violent groups like Wilayet Sinai.

With thousands of Brotherhood members and supporters either killed or jailed, the government is still struggling to gain control of the torn Sinai Peninsula crippled by the insurgency.

A Russian airliner recently crashed in the Sinai peninsula, killing all 224 passengers and crew, although Wilayet Sinai, DAESH’s affiliate claimed responsibility for the attack, Egyptian and Russian investigators and respective governments strongly dismissed the claim.

TRTWorld and agencies