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Egypt: 5 soldiers killed, dozens of militants die in Sinai

AP  |  Cairo 

says five soldiers and dozens of militants were killed in recent clashes in the country's restive northern Peninsula.

issued a statement on Thursday saying the five slain troops included an He says four were wounded and as many as 47 militants were killed.

The statement didn't specify when the clashes took place. The last update on released by al-Rifai was on March 11.

The statement says scores of militant hideouts and much ammunition and bombs were uncovered. It says the bombs were safely detonated by the Egyptian forces.

has been battling Islamic militants in for years. The area remains off limits for journalists, diplomats and other observers so information from there cannot be independently verified.

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 17:46 IST