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Egyptian army kills 4 militants in North Sinai

PTI | Last Updated: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 05:49

Cairo: Four militants were killed and seven others arrested in a latest military raid carried out by the Egyptian army in the country's restive North Sinai area.

The militants were killed yesterday with eight house and three motorcycles destroyed during the raid, an army source said.

Army also imposed curfew in some areas in Arish, sheikh Zwayed and Rafah.

North Sinai has been the scene of many violent attacks by Islamist militants since January 2011 revolution that toppled former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

The attacks targeting police and military have increased after the ouster of Islamist ex-president Mohamed Morsi last year.

The military has launched security campaigns in the area, arrested suspects and demolished houses that belong to terrorists, including those facilitating tunnels leading to the Gaza Strip. 

First Published: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 05:49

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