Yesterday, 11 Egyptian soldiers were killed and two more were wounded in a massive IED attack that targeted their armored vehicle on “the Sheikh Zuwayed-Rafah highway in North Sinai,” according to Egypt Independent.
Today, Ansar Jerusalem (Ansar Bayt al Maqdis, or ABM) claimed credit for the bombing, in a video that was released on jihadist forums and obtained by the SITE Intelligence Group. In the slickly produced video [above, courtesy of SITE], a cameraman records the attack while hiding in the desert. The IED is detonated, and the resultant explosion sends parts of the wheeled armored video scores of feet into the air.
At the end of the video, Ansar Jerusalem displays items seized from the military unit after the blast, which include four AK-47s and ammunition, a bullet-proof vest and a helmet, and assorted identification cards and photographs from the soldiers.