Three people were injured in clashes between the militants of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG banned in Russia) and local tribes in the Sinai Peninsula. Reported by the Associated Press.
The conflict began after the militants fired on a truck carrying a consignment of smuggled cigarettes. The car belonged to the Bedouins who control this illegal business. According to terrorists, the sale of tobacco violates the strict Islamic rules.
In response, the tribes have captured three of the Islamists. Supporters of ISIS in retaliation for the kidnapping fired rocket-propelled grenades neighborhood controlled by the Bedouin town of Rafah.
17 February, it was reported that the explosion of a landmine in the North of the Sinai Peninsula killed five Egyptian soldiers. The explosive device was buried on the side of the road. It was detonated when passing by a military APC. Responsibility for the attack itself, no one has claimed, but law enforcers suspect him of committing the local branch of the IG.