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  ISIS kills 2 judges, 3 cops in Egypt bombing

ISIS kills 2 judges, 3 cops in Egypt bombing

REUTERS
Published : Nov 24, 2015, 10:43 pm IST
Updated : Nov 24, 2015, 10:43 pm IST

ISIS’ Egyptian branch claimed responsibility for a bombing that killed five people in a hotel in North Sinai on Tuesday where judges overseeing a parliamentary election were staying.

ISIS’ Egyptian branch claimed responsibility for a bombing that killed five people in a hotel in North Sinai on Tuesday where judges overseeing a parliamentary election were staying.

Two judges and three policemen were killed, the military said, and three militants were killed.

A militant tried to drive a car bomb into the hotel in the provincial capital al-Arish before security forces opened fire, causing the car to explode, the military and a witness said.

A suicide bomber broke into the hotel restaurant and blew himself up and a gunman entered the guest rooms area and killed a judge, they said. Seventeen people were wounded, the health ministry said.

“A brother ... seeking martyrdom hit with his car bomb the security force protecting the Swiss (Inn) hotel where 50 judges were staying, only to be followed by a lion ... who broke into the judges’ base with his automatic weapon ... then blew up his explosive belt among them,” Sinai Province said in a statement circulated by its followers on Twitter.

Location: Egypt, Kairo, Cairo