Thursday, 23 March 2017

Roadside bombings kill 10 Egypt soldiers during Sinai raid

Ten Egyptian soldiers have been killed by two roadside bomb blasts during a raid against jihadist militants in the Sinai peninsula, the military says.

Fifteen militants were killed and seven others arrested during the operation, according to a statement.

Soldiers also destroyed half a tonne of the explosive TNT and seized two vehicles containing hand grenades and hundreds of mobile phones, it added.

An affiliate of so-called Islamic State (IS) is active in the Sinai peninsula.

It has been blamed for killing hundreds of soldiers and police since the military overthrew Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in 2013 following mass protests.

BBC    News.