On this day, 22nd July, 20, six people – including army officers and policemen, were killed and another eleven wounded in a series of militant attacks in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.
The Sinai is an ongoing insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula between Islamist militants and Egyptian security forces, and to some extent civilians. The insurgency commenced during the Egyptian Crisis after the overthrow of Egypt’s long-term president, Hosni Mubarak, in the Egyptian revolution of 2011.
Authorities attempted to restore calm politically and through security measures. An operation dubbed the Operation Eagle was launched by the military mid-2011 and mid-2012 Operation Sinai was initiated all this to ensure order.
In May 2013 an Egyptian officer was abducted increasing violence in Sinai once again.