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Egypt says security forces kill 11 militants in Sinai

AP  |  Cairo 

Egypt's official agency says security forces killed at least 11 suspected militants in a shootout in the northern Peninsula.

MENA quoted an unnamed security official today as saying that the fighting erupted when forces raided a hideout in the city of

It says security forces dismantled two and seized weapons. It did not say when the raid took place or whether any security forces were killed or wounded.

heavily restricts to the northern has been battling militants for years, but the Sinai-based insurgency gained strength after the 2013 overthrow of an elected but

In February, launched a massive operation against militants in and other parts of the country.

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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 13:45 IST