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Egypt's military kills 7 terrorists in a shootout in North Sinai: Spox

Ahmed Eleiba , Saturday 16 Feb 2019
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File photo: Egyptian army in the Sinai peninsula (Photo: Reuters)
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Egypt's military spokesperson Tamer El-Refai said that seven militants were killed in a clash in North Sinai on Saturday morning. 

"Terrorist elements attacked one of the security checkpoints in North Sinai," he said in a statement.

"The pursuit and elimination of the terrorist elements in the area where the incident took place is still ongoing.”

El-Refai said 15 Egyptian military personnel were killed or wounded during the shootout. 

The clash took place on Saturday at 6am.

 

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