Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Egypt hangs 15 militants convicted of 2013 Sinai Peninsula, authorities say



Egypt has hanged 15 militants who were convicted of carrying out attacks on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula in 2013, authorities say.

 
The executions were carried out on Tuesday at two prisons in the north of the country, where the men were held.


They were convicted of killing soldiers, carrying out assassinations, and destroying military vehicles.


It was the first mass execution in the country since six jihadists were hanged in 2015.


Sinai has in recent years been beset by an insurgency, with jihadist groups including so-called Islamic State (IS) attacking targets including army, police and judges.





BBC        News.