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Egypt says IS militants killed in Sinai following attack

Egypt said Sunday that it killed the IS militants in a gunfight in Sinai following an IS-claimed attack there last week.
Egyptian soldiers carry the coffin of a soldier, who was killed a day earlier in the restive Sinai Peninsula in an attack by the Islamic State group, during a funeral ceremony in the 10th of Ramadan city, about 60 kms north of Cairo, on July 8, 2017.

The attack was one the deadliest against the military in a jihadist insurgency that has killed hundreds of policemen and soldiers in the past four years. The jihadists attacked several checkpoints with car bombs and heavy gunfire in a coordinated assault, for

Egyptian security forces said Sunday that they had killed Islamic State (IS) militants in a battle in the Sinai Peninsula.

Egyptian police raided an IS hideout in a small village and exchanged fire with them, killing 18, according to The Associated Press. Egypt’s Interior Ministry did not say when the firefight took place and The Associated Press could not confirm the information due to press restrictions in the Sinai Peninsula.

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