Report:US troops injured in twin suicide bombing at MFO Sinai base

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    http://www.debka.com/headline.php?hid=2335

    An unknown number of US troops injured in twin suicide bombing at the Multinational Observer Organization-MFO Sinai base Wednesday – a witness reports to DEBKAfile

    April 26, 2006, 9:34 PM (GMT+02:00)

    The MFO and Egypt have drawn a blackout over this event and the other suspected al Qaeda suicide bombings and shooting attacks occurring in rapid succession in the Gaza Strip, Sinai and Egypt on April 26. Two days earlier, a triple al Qaeda bombing attack devastated the Dahab coastal resort in eastern Sinai, killing at least 34 people and injuring 70.

    DEBKAfile’s sources have garnered a few details.

    The first incident began when Palestinian police stopped two cars, one carrying 10 barrels - each containing 50 kilos explosives, before they crashed into the Gaza-Israeli Karni goods crossing. The police shoot-out with the five terrorists prevented half a ton of explosives destroying the wall dividing the Palestinian and Israeli sides of the terminal where some 200 Palestinian and Israeli border personnel are employed. This scale of this foiled attack suggests al Qaeda’s hand.

    Next came the bombing at the MFO Gura base in northern Sinai. One suicide killer hit a car carrying peacekeepers to their base. The second rode a motorcycle which blew up as Egyptian security and aid units arrived on the scene. Official it is reported that peacekeepers were injured – a New Zealander and a Norwegian - and two Egyptian policemen. According to DEBKAfile, the casualty figure was higher and included US soldiers.

    The MFO force was set up in 1981 to monitor Sinai’s demilitarization under the Israel-Egyptian peace treaty.

    Finally, a group of gunmen stormed a police station in the Egyptian town of Balbit south of Ismailiya on the east bank of the Suez Canal. The Egyptian authorities deny this attack took place. No further details are available.
     
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