Four Militants Killed in Egypt - The New Indian Express

Four Militants Killed in Egypt

Published: 26th January 2014 03:56 PM

Last Updated: 26th January 2014 03:56 PM

At least four militants were killed Sunday while planting an explosive devise in Egypt's Sinai, a security source said.

"The four extremist Islamists were planting the bomb on Sheikh Zuweid international road to target a security check point at the entrance of the city," the source said.

The incident took place after some militants attacked an armoured vehicle with a rocket-propelled grenade in Arish city, which injured an army officer, Xinhua reported.

On Saturday, a military helicopter crashed in Sinai, killing five-man crew.

Security conditions have been deteriorating in Sinai since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi by the army in July last year, as militants took the area as a stronghold for staging attacks against army and police officials.

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