5 killed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

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Five people have been killed and four others injured overnight in the restive Sinai Peninsula.

A mortar shell struck a civilian home in the town of Sheikh Zuweid in the northern part of the region.

Officials blame jihadist militants for the attack.

Their target was apparently a nearby military base, but it struck the home instead.

Militancy in the Sinai region has been a serious concern for Egyptian President Abdel Fattah EL Sisi.

Earlier this month, militants affiliated to ISIL launched a devastating attack on the army in the same city of Sheikh Zuweid.