Confusion shrouds last week’s deadly car bomb attack in Sinai. Ten soldiers were killed and around 37 others were injured in the attack near Arish. The incident’s details imply that an organizational error facilitated the crime. What I heard is that these soldiers were on their way back to their parents after they performed their duties in Sinai. Other soldiers arrived the night before to replace them. Those who know details of the attack said the error had something to do with the latter’s arrival to the military camp. Extremist groups learnt that troops arrived so they figured out that the buses which transported them to the camp will transport other soldiers to Cairo to spend their vacation. These groups thus prepared their ambush and carried out their deadly attack at sunrise once the buses appeared on the highway.
We don’t know what the truth is and this contributes to creating further confusion. This is why I voiced hope that a committee would be assigned to investigate what’s going on thereDr. Fahmy Howeidy