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14 suspects shot down day after 8 police officials die in Egypt

Devdiscourse News Desk | Cairo | Updated: 07-06-2019 06:08 IST | Created: 07-06-2019 05:51 IST
14 suspects shot down day after 8 police officials die in Egypt
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A day after eight police personnel died in a checkpost attack in North Sinai province, security forces have killed 14 suspected terrorists in Arish city during a raid, the country's interior ministry said on Thursday. On Wednesday, eight policemen had lost their lives after terrorists attacked a checkpoint south of Arish. Five terrorists were shot dead in the operation while the remaining fled the spot, Anadolu News Agency reported.

The Islamic State terror group had later claimed responsibility for the attack. The ministry said that security forces later found the suspected terrorists at an abandoned house in Arish and killed all of them.

Since 2013, the Sinai Peninsula has remained the epicentre of terrorism and insurgency when the Egyptian Army ousted the country's first democratically elected leader, Mohamed Morsi, in a coup d'etat.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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