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Egypt soldiers killed in raid on Sinai checkpoint



Egyptian police arrests 13 Muslim brotherhood members

Egyptian soldiers were killed Wednesday, June 5 in militant attacks on several security posts in the restive North Sinai region, BBC reports.

The attack was said to have come at the start of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

While no group has claimed responsibility so far for the early morning attack, authorities have not yet commented on the incident.

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In February last year, three months after gunmen killed more than 300 worshippers at a Sinai mosque, the military launched a major campaign to clear Egypt’s territory of terrorist elements.

Since then, the authorities have announced the deaths of some 650 militants and 50 soldiers.

The country has for years been battling a jihadist insurgency in northern Sinai.


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