10 gunmen killed in Egypt Sinai operation: MENA

10 gunmen killed in Egypt Sinai operation: MENA
Sun Jul 28, 2013 19:32:33

Egyptian security forces have killed 10 "terrorist" gunmen and captured 20 in an operation in the Sinai Peninsula over the past 48 hours, state news agency MENA reports.

"Security operations carried out by the armed forces and police in north Sinai to hunt down armed terrorists... (resulted) in the liquidation of 10 of these armed terrorist elements," the agency said on Sunday, citing a security source.

"The forces also managed to capture 20 of these elements," it added.

Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, which borders Israel, has been the scene of increasing violence since a coup that overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on July 3.

Militants have conducted almost daily attacks on security forces in the area, where security had already deteriorated since the 2011 uprising that overthrew former dictator Hosni Mubarak.

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