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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Suicide bombers attack multinational peacekeepers base in Sinai

This is "breaking news" right now.... Is al-Qaida targeting Mubarak?
Two suicide bombers struck just outside a multinational peacekeeping forces base in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula near the Gaza border Wednesday, just two days after terrorists exploded three bombs at a Sinai beach resort.

A short time later, a separate blast hit a police checkpoint in the Nile Delta in the north of the country and a gun battle subsequently broke out. It was not immediately known if there were casualties in that incident.


A spokesman for the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO), Normand St. Pierre, said he did not believe any troops were hurt but was awaiting a final report.

St. Pierre also said the first bomber appeared to target observer force vehicles but there were no MFO casualties.

Other security officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information, said they believed at least one New Zealander and one Norwegian attached to the multinational force were wounded along with two Egyptian policemen.


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