Blast in Egypt's Arish kills 4

Arish, Qesm Thaleth Al Arish, North Sinai Governorate, EgyptUpdated: Oct 02, 2016, 11:08 PM IST
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Since the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi in a 2013 military coup, the northern Sinai Peninsula has been the epicenter of a deadly insurgency against Egyptian security personnel. Photograph:(AFP)

At least four people were killed and two wounded on Sunday in a blast in Arish city of Egypt's North Sinai province bordering Israel and the Gaza Strip.

The blast targeted an electricity company's vehicle on its way to power maintenance, Xinhua reported.

"Three were killed on the scene, one with abdominal bleeding died upon arrival at Arish public hospital, and the two wounded had leg amputation," a security source told media.

The five recruits were on their way back from vacation to their police central security department when the assailants stopped their vehicle shot at them, the ministry said.

(WION with inputs from agencies)