His twin brother Mohammad Ashraf Mustafa works at the Ministry of Education in Alexandria and his father is retired military.
Sinai has become a breeding ground for jihadists. Nearly all the people in El Arish support Mohamed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood thugs.
Morsi disclosed a bombers hit list against officers in El Arish to rattle and intimidate them.
A number of targeted assassinations have occurred since Morsi came to power and the Egyptian military command had enough and ordered the coup, or see themselves gradually eliminated by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Morsi was targeting his political opponents? No wonder why 0bama loves him so much!
Pretty well known from open source information that this has been going on from day one. The real question is why the military waited so long; probably a combination of things, not least of which was allowing the idiot Morsi enough rope to hang himself with his own incompetence and corruption.
Al Queda has active camps in the Sinai desert. This was an Al Queda hit methinks.
"Behind the Violence, Says Jane Alpert, Was Sex"
--November 09, 1981--
"The leaders of the Weather Underground, she believes, followed a similar pattern of constantly shifting sexual alliances..."
"...the Weathermen, when not engaged in group sex, committed such revolutionary acts as parading with a Viet Cong flag through a local park on Independence Day and spray-painting the walls of a high school with the slogans, "Off the Pigs," "Viet Cong Will Win," and "F#$k U.S. Imperialism."..."
Thanks for the backgrounder and insights.