Egypt raises death toll from coordinated Sinai attack to 32


EL-ARISH, Egypt — Egyptian officials on Friday raised the death toll to 32 from coordinated and simultaneous attacks that struck more than a dozen army and police targets in the restive Sinai Peninsula the previous night. An Egyptian militant group affiliated with the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks, which involved locations in three Sinai towns, and required a previously unseen level of coordination. At least one suicide car bomber was set off outside a military base, while mortars were simultaneously fired at the base, toppling some buildings and leaving soldiers buried under the debris, officials said. Among the dead were at least 25 soldiers and a policeman. Health…

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