According to reports, the area which came under attack is located some 130 km from the Gaza Strip.
Tel Aviv: At least six people were injured after a misfired missile hit the Egyptian resort town of Taba on Friday. According to reports, the area which came under attack is located some 130 km from the Gaza Strip. A witness in Taba confirmed hearing an explosion and seeing smoke rising, Reuters reported, but the news agency was not immediately able to identify the blast’s source.
Colonel (Rtd) Yitchak Bar Shabby of the Israel army told IANS that it was likely to have been fired by Hamas. He however did not rule out the involvement of the Iran-backed Houthi militia.
Taba, in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula, is popular with tourists. It is about a three-hour drive from Egypt’s Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh.
The Taba explosion highlights the risks facing Egypt and other countries in the region as fighting intensifies between Israel and Hamas.
On October 22, several Egyptian border guards were injured after they were hit by fragments of a shell launched from an Israeli tank. Israel had apologised for then accident.
Egypt has been playing an active role in negotiations for getting aid to the Palestinians and mediations for hostage release.