Egypt Army Kills 6 Militants

Egyptian security forces stand by their armoured vehicles in the northern Sinai Peninsula on August 8. By (AFP/File) (AFP) – Egyptian troops clashed with gunmen in the Sinai Peninsula early Sunday, leaving three soldiers and six militants dead, as they pressed a drive to flush out armed Islamists, state television reported.

The television gave no details on the location or circumstances of the fighting.

But a security source told AFP that the clashes took place around the North Sinai village of Al-Gura, between troops and militants armed with rocket launchers, grenades and automatic weapons.

The source said a number of people were killed but gave no figure.

  1. Prince Nwigwe Innocent Leonard Chima. Reply

    I hope that Egypt will not become another Nigeria in Africa.

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