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Four Terrorists Executed in Egypt

Four Terrorists Executed in Egypt

Wednesday, 3 January, 2018 - 11:45
Members of the Egyptian police special forces stand guard on Cairo's landmark Tahrir Square. AFP file photo

Four extremists convicted of killing three military-academy students in a bomb attack almost three years ago were executed in Egypt.

The four men were executed at the Borg Al-Arab prison in Alexandria early on Tuesday, the majority-government-owned Al-Ahram Newspaper reported.

On December 26, authorities executed 15 militants who had been sentenced to death by a military court after their convictions over a 2013 attack on a military checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula.

Sinai is the epicenter of a militancy that has spiked over the past four years.

As for the four put to death on Tuesday, they were convicted of committing the terror bombing which took place in April 2015 outside a stadium in the Nile Delta city of Kafr El-Sheikh as the students were waiting for a bus to take them to the academy. Six people were also wounded in the attack.

In June, a military court in Alexandria upheld death sentences against seven defendants convicted of the killings. Three were sentenced in absentia and are still being sought by police.

Tuesday's executions bring the number of extremists executed over the past week to 19.

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