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Egypt's military spokesperson says 380 kilos of explosives seized in North Sinai

The explosives were seized in Al-Mahager area at Halal Mountain in North Sinai according to the military spokesperson

Ahram Online , Thursday 24 Mar 2016
Egypt's military spokesperson announces about a total of 380 kg of explosives found in Egypt's North Sinai Al-Mahager area on Thursday 24 March 2016 (Photo: courtesy of the Egyptian military spokesperson official page)
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Egypt’s army has seized 380 kilograms of explosives, including TNT, in Al-Mahager area at Halal Mountain in the North Sinai region, according to an official military spokesperson.

Mohamed Samir announced in a statement on his official website that Egypt's third army was able to seize the explosives that were being stored in Al-Mahager based on intelligence information.

The Egyptian army and police have been grappling with an Islamist insurgency in parts of the North Sinai governorate that spiked following the 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

On Saturday, at least 15 soldiers were killed in an armed attack on a checkpoint in the North Sinai city of Arish.

The Islamist insurgency has killed hundreds of Egyptian security forces, predominately in North Sinai. The Egyptian army also says that it has killed hundreds of militants.


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