Islamic State's Egypt wing claims attacks that killed 27-official Twitter




 
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January 30th, 2015  
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Topic: Islamic State's Egypt wing claims attacks that killed 27-official Twitter


By Yusri Mohamed, Ali Abdelaty and Mostafa Hashem ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Islamic State's Egypt wing claimed responsibility for a series of attacks that killed at least 27 on Thursday in some of the worst anti-state violence in months, after commemorations around the anniversary of the 2011 uprising turned deadly this week. Egypt's government faces an Islamist insurgency based in Sinai and growing discontent with what critics perceive as heavy handed security tactics. A series of tweets from the Sinai Province's Twitter account claimed responsibility for each of the four attacks that took place in North Sinai and Suez provinces within hours of one another on Thursday night. Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, Egypt's most active militant group, changed its name to Sinai Province last year after swearing allegiance to Islamic State, the hardline Sunni militant group that has seized swathes of Iraq and Syria, drawing U.S.-led airstrikes.

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