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Egypt: Security Forces Kill Militant in North Sinai

Egypt: Security Forces Kill Militant in North Sinai

Friday, 11 October, 2019 - 09:15
Military forces look on in North Sinai, Egypt, December 1, 2017. (Reuters)

Egypt's security forces killed a militant who tried to blow himself up near a checkpoint in a restive province in northern Sinai, state-run news agency said.

Security forces shot and killed the militant on Thursday in the Mediterranean coastal city of el-Arish, before he could detonate his explosive-laden belt, MENA reported.

The official Facebook page of Egypt's interior ministry posted a photograph showing the purported militant's body on the ground, his face blurred out.

Egypt has battled an insurgency led by an ISIS affiliate for years in the Sinai Peninsula.

According to the Associated Press, the fighting has occasionally spilled over to the mainland.

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