With Libya engulfed in chaos, the town of Derna in the east of the largely lawless country is emerging as a new stronghold for the Islamic State jihadist group, experts say.
Militants shot dead five Egyptian conscripts in the Sinai Peninsula on Thursday, as the army searched for eight servicemen missing after an attack on a navy boat in the Mediterranean.
At least seven people were wounded when a bomb went off in a Cairo metro carriage on Thursday, security officials said.
Egypt`s deadliest militant group, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, pledged its allegiance to the Islamic State organisation in Iraq and Syria, in a recording posted on its Twitter account on Monday.
Egyptian jihadist group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis denied today that Shadi al-Menei has been killed, after security sources identified him as its leader and said he had died in an ambush.
Jihadist group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis on Tuesday claimed the suicide bombing in Egypt of a tour bus that killed three South Koreans and their local driver.
Egyptian military officials say the number of suspected militants killed by airstrikes in the Sinai Peninsula has risen to 13.
Al Qaeda-inspired group in Egypt`s volatile Sinai Peninsula called in a statement on the country`s army and police to desert, telling troops they otherwise face death at the hands of its fighters.
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