Egyptian soldier killed by landmine in Sinai

Arab World Materials 14 May 2012 01:48 (UTC +04:00)

An Egyptian soldier was killed in a landmine blast in the Sinai peninsula, a security source told dpa on Sunday, DPA reported.

The 22-year-old soldier was killed in the blast near a highway in central Sinai on Saturday, the source added.

It is estimated that millions of landmines remain buried in the Sinai peninsula since the Egyptian-Israeli six-year war 1967-1973, adding to millions more laid in the Western Desert during World War II.