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Militant clashes kill nine Egyptian soldiers in Sinai

Egypt's military said nine soldiers were killed in counterterror operations.
Egyptian Special Forces stand guard outside the International Congress Centre on Feb. 24, 2019, ahead of first joint European Union and Arab League summit in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.

Nine Egyptian soldiers were killed in clashes with Islamist militants in Sinai, Egypt’s military announced late on Thursday.

A roadside bomb reportedly struck an armored vehicle in the northern Sinai peninsula and killed at least seven Egyptian soldiers, including an officer, and wounded six others.

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