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Egypt says security forces killed 14 militants in Sinai

AP  |  Cairo 

Egyptian security forces say they've killed 14 militants and seized a ton of explosives in an operation in the restive northern part of the Peninsula.

They said on Sunday that their offensive involved clashes with Islamic militants in desert areas outside the city of el-Arish, adding that the extremists had intended to plant roadside bombs in areas between there and the cities of Rafah and Sheikh

Other weapons caches including explosives were found in the more central Jabal al-Halal mountain area.

The officials spoke anonymously as they weren't authorized to brief reporters.

The has been battling extremist insurgents led Islamic State militants in north for years. The area is off limits for journalists, diplomats and other observers so information from there cannot be independently verified.

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First Published: Mon, January 21 2019. 00:35 IST
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