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IS calls on fighters to disrupt Egypt's vote with attacks

AP  |  Cairo 

A video purportedly by the Islamic State's affiliate in is calling on its fighters to stage attacks during next month's and warning to stay away from polling centers.

The authenticity of the 23-minute video posted late yesterday on websites known to be sympathetic to the group could not be independently verified, but appeared similar to past releases by the group.

It makes a brief mention of an ongoing offencive by security forces against IS, suggesting it was made after the campaign began Friday.

The video showed what appeared to be footage of past IS attacks in and the killings of unarmed off-duty soldiers or men suspected of collaborating with security forces.

Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's re-election is virtually assured in the March 26-28 vote.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 19:30 IST