Hundreds of Egyptian soldiers and police officers have, in the past seven months, fallen victims to attacks staged by an al-Qaeda-linked group, known as Bait al-Maqdis.

The group, which was founded following the military-backed toppling of President Mohamed Morsi, had originally targeted Israeli border installations, but soon shifted onto Egyptian government forces. 

Al Jazeera's Caroline Malone reports on the armed group.

Source: Al Jazeera