Friday, October 14, 2016

Suspected Islamic State Militants Attack And Kill 12 Egyptian Soldiers At A Sinai Checkpoint

CNN: Egyptian troops killed in security checkpoint attack in Sinai

(CNN)An attack by "armed terrorists" on a security checkpoint in the northern half of the Sinai Peninsula on Friday has left a dozen military personnel dead, according to Egypt's military. Fifteen terrorists also died in the attack.

The assailants attacked the checkpoint using four-wheel drive vehicles, the military said in a statement. Egyptian military officials are sweeping the area for remains of the militant group.

This is the latest attack in a battle for control over the Sinai Peninsula between Islamist militants and the Egyptian military. The militants have been waging an insurgency against the military since the army toppled President Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013.

In August, the Egyptian military said it had killed the leader of Sinai Province, along with dozens of its fighters.

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More News On Suspected Islamic State Militant Attack That Killed 12 Egyptian Soldiers At A Sinai Checkpoint

Egypt: 'IS militants' kill 12 soldiers in Sinai peninsula -- BBC
Suspected Islamic State attack kills 12 Egyptian soldiers in Sinai -- Washington Post
Islamic State Militants Kill 12 Egyptian Soldiers in Sinai -- WSJ
A dozen Egyptian troops killed in checkpoint attack -- Al Jazeera
Islamic State kills 12 military personnel in Egypt's Sinai -- Reuters
Suspected IS militants kill 12 Egyptian soldiers in Sinai province -- DW
ISIS Attacks Egypt: Islamic State Group Kills 12 Egyptian Security Force Officers At Checkpoint -- International Business Times
Egypt's Sisi mourns soldiers killed in North Sinai attack -- Ahram Online

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