Hours following the bombings in Sinai today, August 15, 2005, the Mujahideen of Egypt issued a statement claiming responsibility for the operation, which targeted a multinational peacekeeping force. Providing details of the attack, the group indicates that they used a combination of two gas cylinders and an electric regulator to explode a small bus which allegedly killed three Israelis, two Canadians, and injured two others in the area of al-Gorah camp, ?the most infidel.?
The group disparages the call of ?no to terrorism? for the past bombing at Sharm el-Sheikh, and makes an allusion that criminal act against Muslims in Palestine, Chechnya, and at Abu Ghraib are the real examples of terrorism. Further, the group postures that those that push the campaign against terror and those who enslave the ?sons of Islam and the Muslims to serve them, just like that Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri had said.?
Media reports indicate that two Canadians were lightly injured in the blast.
In the past, the group claimed responsibility for the July 23, 2005 Sharm el-Sheikh resort bombing .
A full translation of the message is provided to our Intel Service members.