Military official says roadside bomb kills 3 soldiers in Egypt's Sinai amid Islamic insurgency

March 9, 2015 10:20 AM

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EL-ARISH, Egypt – An Egyptian military official says three soldiers have been killed by a roadside bomb in the northeast of the Sinai Peninsula.

The official says the blast early Monday happened near a checkpoint close to the village of el-Kharouba as the soldiers' vehicle passed by. He says a fourth soldier is in serious condition and has been transferred to a hospital.

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