Twenty-five people were killed in a bomb attack on military buildings in the capital of Egypt’s restive North Sinai province on Thursday, while an army major was shot dead at a checkpoint in Rafah near the Gaza Strip, medical and security sources said. The flagship government newspaper, al-Ahram, said its office in the town of Al-Arish, which is situated opposite a military hotel and base that security sources said were the intended targets of the bombing, had been “completely destroyed”. Later, suspected militants killed an army major and wounded six others at an army checkpoint in Rafah, security sources said. An Islamist insurgency based in Sinai has killed hundreds of security officers since president Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood was removed from power following mass protests against his rule. Tensions have also been raised across Egypt this week by protests, some of them violent, marking […]