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A car bomb in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula killed at least 26 soldiers Friday, in one of the deadliest attacks on security forces since the army deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year. Security officials said 28 other soldiers were wounded in the attack in an agricultural region near El-Arish, the main town in north Sinai. Jihadists in the peninsula have killed scores of policemen and soldiers since Morsi's overthrow to avenge a bloody police crackdown on his supporters. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the army chief who toppled Morsi and later won elections, has pledged to eradicate the militants.