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Egypt's armed forces foiled attack, 14 terrorists, 8 army personnel killed

Press Trust of India  |  Cairo 

The today said it has foiled a major terror attack in the restive by shooting dead 14 terrorists who attempted to break into camps of the armed forces and killed 8 Army personnel.

Egypt's has witnessed many terrorists attacks since the January 2011 revolution.

Eight army personnel were also killed while 15 others were injured during the attack, the armed forces said in a statement.

The attacks, mainly targeting police and military, increased after ouster of Islamist ex-in 2013 by following massive protests against his rule. Hundreds of police and army personnel were killed since then.

The has launched security campaigns in the North area, in which some terrorists are based.

The security forces have arrested suspects and demolished houses that belong to terrorists, including those facilitating tunnels leading to the

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 16:05 IST