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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

2 Suicide Bombers Strike Sinai

CAIRO, Egypt -- Two suicide bombers struck near a multinational peacekeeping forces base in the Sinai Peninsula near the Gaza border Wednesday, just two days after terrorists exploded three bombs at a Sinai beach resort and killed 24 people, mostly Egyptians.

There was a separate report of an explosion at a police checkpoint in the Nile Delta in the north of the country, but the Interior Ministry and the provincial governor said the report was false.

"Nothing happened at all in ... the whole province," Sharqiyah province Governor Yahya Abdulmageed told Egyptian television.

Security officials said the suicide attackers died in the strike near the peacekeeping base, and there were conflicting reports about wounded.

Major Nathan Bond, a spokesman for the Multinational Force and Observer, confirmed two separate suicide attacks, one targeting a MFO vehicle and a second targeting an Egyptian security vehicle. He said no peacekeepers had been hurt in the attack, about 5 kilometers south of the Rafa border crossing to Gaza.

But Egyptian security officials said one New Zealander and one Norwegian were hurt, along with four Egyptian policemen.

Lieutenant Colonel Mike Shatford, a spokesman for New Zealand's Defense Department, said one soldier had been near the explosion but that he was safe and back in his camp.