(YNetNews) A senior official with the international peacekeeping force in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula said suspected Islamic militants stormed their base near the Gaza-Israel border, wounding four officers.

Dozens of Bedouin gunmen broke into the base Friday, set fire to tires and vehicles and clashed with the forces inside.

The official said it appears the attack is connected with wider protests in the Muslim world over an anti-Islam film produced in the US. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press.

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