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01.07.2015 Kenya

Scores killed in Egypt's Sinai

By AFP
Egyptian soldiers regularly come under attack in the Sinai Peninsuala, where jihadists linked to the Islamic State group are waging a bloody insurgency.  By  (AFP/File)
JUL 1, 2015 KENYA
Egyptian soldiers regularly come under attack in the Sinai Peninsuala, where jihadists linked to the Islamic State group are waging a bloody insurgency. By (AFP/File)

Cairo (AFP) - Thirty-six Egyptian soldiers and civilians as well as 38 Islamic State group militants were killed in attacks and clashes in the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, security and medical officials said.

The officials said most of those killed by militants were soldiers. The jihadists attacked checkpoints and engaged in firefights with the army and police in a north Sinai town.

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