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Two bombs exploded outside a hotel in Egypt housing election judges on Tuesday, killing at least three people and injuring 12, security and medical sources said.
The blasts in the city of al-Arish on the Sinai peninsula came a day after the second round of a parliamentary election closed. At least one policeman was killed and two judges injured.
A suicide bomber tried to drive a car bomb into the hotel before security forces opened fire on him, causing the car to explode, security sources said. A second blast then reportedly hit the area about 10 minutes later.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Islamic State’s Egypt affiliate, Sinai Province, has carried out similar attacks in the region as part of its bid to topple the government in Cair