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Egypt Army foils Terrorist attack in N. Sinai، kills 5 takfirists

Wednesday 13/September/2017 - 12:04 PM
Sada El Balad
Sada ElBalad-Nada Moustafa
Army troops foiled a terrorist attack on Wednesday، targeting a security checkpoint in Northern Sinai.

Moreover، five takfirists were killed، and two others were injured by armed forces.

Noteworthy، (ISIS) militants ambushed a police convoy in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Monday، killing 18 police and wounding seven others in one of the deadliest attacks this year in the restive region bordering Israel and the Gaza Strip.

Police and military officials said roadside bombs destroyed and set ablaze four armored vehicles and a fifth carrying signal-jamming equipment meant to neutralize roadside bombs that are remotely detonated. The gunmen later opened fire with machine guns and commandeered a police pickup truck.

Among those killed were two police lieutenants. The wounded included a police brigadier general، according to the officials.

ISIS، which is spearheading an insurgency centered in northern Sinai، claimed responsibility for the attack on its Amaq news agency.


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