Two army soldiers killed in Ismailia armed attack

Ahram Online, Thursday 22 Aug 2013

Two Egyptian Armed Forces soldiers were killed on Thursday in an attack on a military convoy in Ismailia

Two Armed Forces soldiers were killed, and another seriously injured along with a major, after a group of masked assailants targeted an army vehicle on the Port-Said Agricultural Road Thursday morning, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

Egypt has witnessed numerous incidents of violence, with reports of nearly 900 killed, including at least 100 policemen, in the aftermath of the forced dispersal of two Pro-Morsi protest camps in the squares of Al-Nahda, in Giza, and Rabaa Al-Adawiya, in Nasr City. Egyptian security forces have been targeted across the country at checkpoints, facilities and patrol routes since the ouster of Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s Islamist president, on 3 July.

On Monday, 25 police soldiers were killed in North Sinai after armed assailants ambushed a police convoy carrying off-duty security personnel.

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