40 mil­i­tants die in raids

Wales On Sunday - - NEWS -

EGYP­TIAN se­cu­rity forces have killed 40 mil­i­tants in raids on their hide­outs in the Si­nai Penin­sula and the Greater Cairo area.

The in­te­rior min­istry said 10 of the mil­i­tants were killed when the forces stormed their hide­out in el-Ar­ish, a coastal city in the north of Si­nai.

An­other 14 were killed in a Cairo sub­urb and 16 more in a hous­ing project on a road head­ing west from the cap­i­tal.

It said the mil­i­tants were pre­par­ing for at­tacks on gov­ern­ment and tourism fa­cil­i­ties, army and po­lice per­son­nel as well as Chris­tian churches. The state­ment came hours af­ter a bomb tar­geted a tourist bus in Cairo, killing three Viet­namese tourists and their Egyp­tian guide.

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