Army bus ambushed in Egypt's Sinai, soldier killed

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Associated Press

Posted on March 30, 2014 at 8:02 AM

Updated Sunday, Mar 30 at 8:33 AM

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian security officials say suspected militants have attacked a military bus carrying policemen in the restive Sinai Peninsula, killing the soldier driving it.

They say three police were wounded in the Sunday ambush in the town of Sheik Zuwayed on the road to Rafah on the border with Gaza.

The gunmen fled after clashing with troops while the wounded were transferred to hospital in critical condition.

Security officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to journalists.

Insurgent attacks in the Sinai have surged in the nine months since the military ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

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