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Four soldiers killed as gunmen attack bus in Egypt

Four soldiers were killed and nine wounded when gunmen attacked a military bus today that was travelling in the Sinai Peninsula, security sources said.

Sinai-based militants have stepped up violence against the state since Islamist President Mohamed Mursi's ouster in July, and the attacks have become more brazen in recent months.

Two killed in rocket attack on bus in Egypt's Sinai

At least two people were killed and 14 wounded early on Monday in Egypt's North Sinai province when suspected militants used rocket propelled grenades to attack a bus carrying workers employed at a cement factory, security and medical sources told Reuters.

They said the bus was fired on in the city of El Arish, at the centre of a sharp rise in Islamist militant attacks in the lawless region bordering Israel and the Gaza Strip since President Mohamed Morsi was ousted by the military on July 3rd.

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Reports: Islamist gunmen attack Egyptian forces in Sinai

Islamist gunmen have staged multiple attacks on security forces in Egypt's troubled Sinai Peninsula, security sources and state television reported.

The security sources said a soldier was killed and two were wounded when a police station in Rafah on the border with the Gaza Strip came under rocket fire. The police post is close to the local headquarters of military intelligence.

It was not clear whether the attacks were coordinated and in reaction to Mohamed Morsi's removal as president.