Projectiles hit two towns in Egypt, Israel hints towards ‘aerial threats’

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Projectiles hit two Egyptian Red Sea towns on Friday, as per the reports, around six people have been injured, which has been assumed as regional spillover from the ongoing Israel-Gaza conflict.

Israel’s military blamed “aerial threat” in the Red Sea region: a possible reference to Yemen’s Iran backed Houthi movement which is known to use drones.

Colonel Gharib Abde-Hafez, spokesperson for Egyptian army, said that an unidentified drone crashed into a building adjacent to a hospital injuring the six in Taba, which shared border with Israel, in early hours.

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In the town of Nuweiba, another projectile fell near an electricity plan, which is about 70 kms from the borders, revealed Reuters, as shared by two Egyptian security.

Both the locations – Taba and Nuweiba – are a popular tourist spot. There was no claim of responsibility.

Witnesses from both the places, who asked to be anonymous, confirmed hearing explosions and seeing smoke rising. They also added that they saw Egyptian warplanes flying overhead.