To Egypt now where an affiliate of the Islamic state has claimed responsibility for a bombing that killed four people in a hotel in the North Sinai capital al-Arish on Tuesday.
A car bomb exploded outside the hotel housing election judges, killing at least four people and injuring 17 The blasts came a day after the second round of a parliamentary election closed.¡¡A suicide bomber tried to drive a car bomb into the hotel before security forces opened fire on him, causing the car to explode.
The bomber and three others, two policemen and a judge, were killed. Two judges, seven policemen and five hotel staff were injured, authorities added. State television and security sources first said a car bomb exploded then a second blast hit the area about ten minutes later.