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Death toll from Sinai attacks expected to rise

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 01:18

Those injured from four separate attacks claimed by Islamic State's Egyptian wing are rushed to hospital, as authorities expect the death toll of more than 30 to rise. Yiming Woo reports.

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A wounded child is rushed to hospital, after late night attacks in Sinai that were claimed by Islamic State's Egyptian wing. Authorities say at least 30 soldiers and police officers were killed, and the death toll's expected to rise. This man's an uncle of some of the children who were injured in the attacks. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) CHILD'S UNCLE, RATEB MOHAMED SALEM, SAYING: "A missile was fired at the house so the house fell. The roof is made of wood not cement, so the house fell. Of course, the mother has had two operations performed on her in Arish, and we cannot move her unless 48 hours has passed because she has brain bleeding. The children, as you see, the two sisters, God may rest their souls. Two girls died. One is four and the other is six years old." The militant group, called Sinai province, posted these photos on their social media page, to claim responsibility for the attacks. Reuters cannot independently verify the authenticity of the photos. The four separate attacks were among the bloodiest in years and the first significant assault in the region, since the most active Sinai militant group swore allegiance to Islamic State in November.

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Death toll from Sinai attacks expected to rise

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 01:18