Six Egyptian soldiers killed by attack

World December 28, 2017 21:36

cairo - By an attack on a military vehicle in Sinai, six Egyptian soldiers were killed Thursday. According to the authorities, the army unit was engaged in an action against a suspected hiding place of terrorists when the fatal explosion occurred.

During this mission in the north of the peninsula, three extremists were also killed and weapons confiscated.

In the northern part of Sinai, where a branch of Islamic State is active, there are continual attacks on security forces, government targets and places of worship. The jihadists undertook a rocket attack last week at the airport of provincial capital Al-Arish.

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