Ten army casualties in bombing claimed by Daesh; army retaliates
Twenty terrorists killed in retaliatory raids after 10 troops die in Bir El Abd bombing: Security forces killed 20 terrorists in two separate raids in North Sinai’s Bir El Abd after a bomb attack on an armored vehicle on Thursday killed 10 members of the Armed Forces. The Daeshbags claimed responsibility for the Thursday attack on its Amaq news agency, Reuters reports. The army killed two terrorists on Friday in a retaliatory raid, while national security officers killed another 18 terrorists in a separate raid yesterday.
International condemnation: The US Embassy in Cairo and Ambassador Jonathan Cohen each issued statements condemning Thursday’s bombing, and extended condolences to the families of the victims. The Arab Parliament and Libya’s east-based House of Representatives also condemned the attack.