Egypt’s deadliest terror attacks 2004 Sinai bombings A series of bomb attacks targeting tourists in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula killed 34 people and injured 171. Most of the casualties were killed after a truck drove into the lobby of the Taba Hilton. Two more bombs went off at campsites some 50 kilometers away, killing a handful of people. Roughly half the casualties were foreigners, including 12 Israelis.
The operation targets militants in the North Sinai province, which has born the brunt of the extremist violence. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi asked the military to “use all necessary force” to end jihadis’ attacks
The new offensive will involve the air force, the navy, the army and also the police forces. A few hours after the announcement, Egypt’s air force targeted hideouts and arms depots used by suspected militants in Sinai.