24 terrorists and 6 soldiers killed in Egypt as armed forces foiled terror attacks

Updated On : 16 Oct , 2017 , 03:23 AM
24 terrorists and 6 soldiers killed in Egypt as armed forces foiled terror attacks (Representational Image)
24 terrorists and 6 soldiers killed in Egypt as armed forces foiled terror attacks (Representational Image)
Cairo:

Twenty-four terrorists and six soldiers were killed on Monday as armed forces foiled terror attacks in Egypt's restive North Sinai region, the army said.

One terrorist was also injured during the clashes, military spokesman Tamer el-Refae said in a statement.

The armed forces also destroyed two vehicles which were used by terrorists, the statement added.

The forces are currently combing the area of the incident and chasing the attackers.

North Sinai has witnessed many terrorist attacks since the January 2011 revolution that toppled ex-president Hosni Mubarak.

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The attacks, mainly targeting police and military, increased after the ouster of Islamist ex-president Mohamed Morsi in 2013 by the military following massive protests against his rule.

Hundreds of police and army personnel have been killed since then.

First Published : Monday, October 16, 2017 03:12 AM

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