Islamic State-linked group destroys Egyptian navy vessel
The attack marks the first time during a two year insurgency in the Sinai peninsula that the jihadists have struck at sea. The vessel caught fire leaving the crew to scramble overboard to safety.
An “Islamic State” affiliate said on Thursday that it wrecked an Egyptian navy vessel anchored off the Sinai peninsula’s Mediterranean coast.
“The Sinai Province” group, said to be most lethal militant faction operating in Egypt, fired a rocket at what they described as a navy frigate, near the coast of Israel and the Gaza Strip.
Photos posted on Social Media appeared to show a missile hit the ship, setting it ablaze. DW is unable to independently verify the images.
Sinai Province, an Islamic State affiliate in Egypt, claimed responsibility for an attack on an Egyptian navy ship http://t.co/6YEDXSDkf1
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