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Egyptian security forces kill 11 ‘militants’ in Sinai

CAIRO: Egyptian security forces have killed 11 suspected militants in a gun battle during a raid on their hideout in Al-Arish, the capital of North Sinai province, the ministry of interior said on Tuesday.
A ministry statement said the suspects used their hideout as a base to launch “hostile operations” and weapons and explosives were found at the scene.
The suspects were killed in a firefight, the ministry said without elaborating on their identity or whether there had been casualties among the security forces.
Egypt has long been fighting Imilitants, who have waged an insurgency that has killed hundreds of soldiers, police and residents, in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula. (REUTERS)