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Egypt's army says forces killed two 'highly dangerous' militants in central Sinai

Ahram Online , Thursday 4 Jan 2018
Egypt's army says forces killed two 'highly dangerous' militants in central Sinai (Photo:
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The Egyptian army announced in a statement on Thursday its forces have killed two "highly dangerous" Islamist militants and arrested two others in a raid central Sinai.

The operation by the army's third field and air forces also destroyed two hideouts, a 4x4 vehicle and a motorbike used by the extremists, according to the statement.

Egypt has been battling Islamist militancy based in North Sinai in the past few years.

Terrorist attacks in central Sinai are less frequent than in volatile North Sinai, where extremists have been targeting military and police checkpoints.'

The army has killed hundreds of militants in operations in the border region.

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