Vehicle bomb kills seven civilians in Egypt

Egypt’s army

Egypt’s army

The tank proceeded to run the vehicle over, which contained four gunmen and 100kg of explosives, while civilians could be seen fleeing for cover.

Video released by the Egyptian Ministry of Defense shows a vehicle approach a checkpoint on Thursday, south of al-Arish in the North Sinai region.

However, the bomb exploded after the tank had driven away and seven civilians were caught in the blast, including two children.

Panic stricken-civilians can be seen running for cover in the video footage.

According to media reports, at least seven people, among them children, died when the bomb detonated at a security checkpoint.

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Customers rushed to petrol stations on main roads to fill up their tanks before fuel ran out. Drivers of oil tankers said, "We can not put additional tires to the tankers".

According to the Egyptian army, no group has taken responsibility for the deadly attack.

An Egyptian army tank crew is said to have saved up to 50 people from a auto filled with explosives.

He added: 'The armed forces reiterates that such terrorist acts only strengthen our determination to continue to eradicate this terrorism in our beloved Sinai from the roots.

Seven people, including two children, were killed when a vehicle bomb exploded near a military checkpoint near the city of Arish in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt's army said.

Insurgents have carried out series of suicide bombings and attacks in Egypt since the ousting of former Islamist president Mohammed Morsi, whose one-year rule proved divisive. Later, on July 14, gunmen reportedly ambushed an Egyptian security checkpoint killing five policemen in an area just south of the capital.

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