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Egypt's police kill gunmen attempting to attack forces in North Sinai: Ministry

Ahram Online , Thursday 26 Oct 2017
File Photo: Attack forces in North Sinai (Photo: Reuters)
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Egypt's interior ministry said police killed gunmen who were attempting to attack security as they guarded a coastal highway in the North Sinai capital city of Al-Arish late on Wednesday.

Five gunmen in a pickup truck opened fire on the security forces who subsequently returned fire, killing two attackers and injuring another, the ministry said in a statement on its official Facebook page on Thursday.

Two other gunmen fled into the nearby desert, the ministry added.

Security forces were combing the area to track the perpetrators.

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