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Egypt: Security forces kill 12 Islamic militants in Sinai

AP  |  Cairo 

Security forces in have killed at least 12 Islamic militants in a shootout in northern Peninsula, the country's official agency said today.

In its report, the Agency (MENA) said the fighting erupted when forces raided a suspected militant hideout in the city of

It said troops also dismantled two and seized weapons during the raid.

MENA didn't reveal when the raid took place or whether any members of the security forces were killed or wounded.

heavily restricts to the northern part of the Peninsula.

has battled militants for years but the Sinai-based insurgency gained strength after the 2013 overthrow of the country's elected but divisive Islamist president,

In February, Egypt launched a massive operation against militants in and elsewhere in the country.

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 15:55 IST
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