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8 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai terror attack

IANS  |  Cairo 

At least eight Egyptian soldiers were killed and 15 others wounded in a terror attack on a military camp in central Sinai, the military said on Saturday.

"A group of 14 militants, four of them wearing explosive belts, attempted to break into one of the armed forces camps in before the sunrise," said in a statement.

In the confrontation, the security forces foiled the attack by killing all the terrorists, reported citing the statement.

Earlier in the day, the Egyptian armed forces announced 27 militants were killed and 114 others arrested in the latest raids in Peninsula as part of the country's anti-terror military operation "2018".

More than 190 militants and at least 22 soldiers had been killed in the massive operation launched on February 9. Attacks are rarely carried out in

Egypt's has been the centre of terrorist attacks that have killed hundreds of policemen and soldiers following the military ouster of former Islamist in July 2013.

Most of the terror attacks were carried out by a Sinai-based group affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) regional terrorist group.



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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 17:04 IST