ISIS Wing Claims Responsibility For Egypt Attacks That Killed 27

Ruins of houses, which were blown up during a military operation by Egyptian security forces in the Egyptian city of Rafah, are seen near the border with southern Gaza Strip November 6, 2014 Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State's Sinai wing claimed responsibility for attacks that killed at least 27 on Thursday night, the group said on its official Twitter account.

A series of tweets from the Sinai Province's Twitter account claimed responsibility for each of the four attacks that took place in North Sinai and Suez provinces, in some of the worst anti-state violence Egypt has seen in months.

Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, Egypt's most active militant group, changed its name to Sinai Province last year after swearing allegiance to Islamic State, the hardline Sunni militant group that has seized swathes of Iraq and Syria.