Egypt cabinet extends curfew in North Sinai

Sunday 25-01-2015 02:54 PM
Egypt cabinet extends curfew in North Sinai

NORTH SINAI, Jan 25 (Aswat Masriya) - Egypt's cabinet extended on Sunday the night-time curfew declared in the governorate of North Sinai for three more months.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi declared a state of emergency and a curfew in the border governorate last October, in reaction to a militant attack which left over 30 security personnel killed.

The curfew will be enforced starting today and until April 25, the cabinet said in a statement.

Militants have stepped up attacks targeting security forces in Egypt, particularly in the Sinai peninsula, since the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi in July 2013.

In the deadliest attack since, at least 30 military personnel were killed in a suicide operation which targeted a security checkpoint in Sinai's Sheikh Zuweid on October 24.


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