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Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Security forces kill 14 militants, arrest six in raids

Security forces killed 11 militants and arrested six more during two raids on hideouts in Ismailia and 10 Ramadan City yesterday, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. The militants were reportedly planning to launch a series of attacks against state institutions and churches in North Sinai. The ministry did not link these militants with last Friday’s terror attacks on El Rawda mosque, during which more than 305 worshippers were killed, Reuters notes. Separately, the military killed another three suspected militants in Central Sinai, Armed Forces Spokesman Tamer Al Rifai said without providing additional details, according to the Associated Press.

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