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Official: Bombs may have been targeting Sinai peacekeepers

International peacekeeping vehicles hit by roadside bombs in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula were painted white, different from the desert color scheme used by the Egyptian army, a mission official said Friday, suggesting they were targeted on purpose. Four U.S. soldiers and two Fijians with the Multinational Force and Observers' peacekeeping mission were injured Thursday when their vehicles were hit during a routine patrol near their base in the town of el-Gorah, said the official, who requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to reporters. The soldiers were airlifted to a medical facility and were being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, the U.S....

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