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Egypt Says Militant Killed in Sinai

Egypt Says Militant Killed in Sinai

Sunday, 8 December, 2019 - 11:30
Egyptian security forces stand by their armored personnel carriers ahead of a military operation in the northern Sinai Peninsula. (AFP file photo)

Egypt announced Sunday that a militant was killed in an attack on a police checkpoint in the northern Sinai Peninsula.


Officials said militants attacked a police checkpoint in the town of Rafah early on Sunday, killing a police conscript. Two other conscripts were wounded and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.


Authorities said that security forces wounded other militants in the ensuing clashes.


No group claimed responsibility for the attack, which bares the hallmarks of an ISIS affiliate based in northern Sinai.


Egypt is battling an ISIS-led insurgency in the Sinai that intensified after the ouster of president Mohammed Morsi, of the Muslim Brotherhood, in 2013.


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