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Last Updated: Wednesday, 24 August 2005, 16:16 GMT 17:16 UK
Egypt police hit by Sinai blast
The Sharm al-Sheikh bombings killed nearly 70 people
Nearly 70 people died in July's Sharm al-Sheikh bombings
At least three police officers have been injured after a landmine blew up under their vehicle in northern Sinai, Egyptian security officials said.

The police officers were taking part in a major security operation to search for militants suspected of involvement in several recent attacks.

However, it was not immediately clear whether the mine was planted recently or in past Israeli-Arab wars.

Officials said there had been clashes with militants in northern Sinai.

One report said 26 people had been arrested.

Police are hunting for suspects wanted over a series of deadly attacks, including a triple bombing in the Red Sea resort of Sharm al-Sheikh last month that killed almost 70 people.

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