Four killed in Egypt explosion

Cairo, Nov 24 (IANS) At least four people, including a judge, were killed and 14 injured on Tuesday when a car exploded outside a hotel in Egypt’s North Sinai peninsula where judges supervising parliamentary elections were staying.

The incident took place in Al-Arish town, Al Ahram news reported.

“One judge was among those killed,” according to Khaled Megahed, health ministry spokesperson.

Egypt State TV said all those injured are civilians. A main coastal highway in the city has been shut down following the attack.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

Parliamentary elections for the second stage took place on Sunday and Monday.

Judges are now in the process of counting the votes. Run-offs are due on December 1 and 2.

 

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