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Egypt's Security Forces Kill 15 Militants in Sinai

Egypt's Security Forces Kill 15 Militants in Sinai

Sunday, 29 September, 2019 - 12:00
Military forces look on in North Sinai, Egypt, December 1, 2017. (Reuters)

Egyptian police forces have killed 15 suspected militants in a raid in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

Forces exchanged fire with the militants as they stormed their hideout in the Mediterranean coastal city of el-Arish, the statement said.

No casualties were reported among the police.

The statement did not say when the raid took place, the Associated Press reported.

The announcement came three days after an ISIS attack on a checkpoint in the town of Bir el-Abd killed eight troops and a civilian.

Security forces killed at least 15 militants in that attack.

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