Four Egyptian soldiers killed in ambush

Four Egyptian recruits were killed Saturday in an ambush set by anti-government extremists in the country`s North Sinai governorate, a security source said.

IANS| Last Updated: Jun 29, 2014, 06:11 AM IST

Cairo: Four Egyptian recruits were killed Saturday in an ambush set by anti-government extremists in the country`s North Sinai governorate, a security source said.
"The four recruits were coming back to the peninsula after a holiday and were not in security uniform," the source said while speaking about the attack which occurred in Rafah city. "The extremist militants stopped them in an ambush, checked their identities, forced them out of the vehicle, and shot them dead."

Islamist militants have been launching terrorist attacks against police and military targets since the Egyptian army, led by then military leader Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, overthrew former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year.