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10 gunmen killed in Egypt Sinai operation: MENA

Security forces kill 10 militants in the restive Sinai peninsula, reports MENA

AFP and Ahram Online, Sunday 28 Jul 2013
Egyptian army near Al-Arish in the Sinai peninsula (Photo: Reuters)
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Egyptian security forces killed 10 "terrorist" gunmen and captured 20 in an operation in the Sinai Peninsula over the past 48 hours, state news agency MENA reported on Sunday.

"Security operations carried out by the armed forces and police in north Sinai to hunt down armed terrorists... (resulted) in the killing of 10 of these armed terrorist elements," the agency said, citing a security source.

The Sinai Peninsula, which borders Israel, has seen a spike in violence since the removal of Mohamed Morsi by the army on 3 July amid nation-wide protests demanding his ouster.

At least 23 members of the security forces and 10 civilians have been killed in North Sinai's Al-Arish by suspected Jihadist militants since Morsi's ouster.

Dozens of militants were also killed in crackdown by security.

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