Egypt: Six soldiers, 24 terrorists killed in clashes in North Sinai; encounter comes after series of attacks since 2011

Cairo: Twenty-four terrorists and six soldiers were killed on Sunday as armed forces foiled terror attacks in Egypt's restive North Sinai region, the army said.

 Egypt: Six soldiers, 24 terrorists killed in clashes in North Sinai; encounter comes after series of attacks since 2011

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One terrorist was also injured during the clashes, military spokesman Tamer el-Refae said in a statement.

The armed forces also destroyed two vehicles which were used by terrorists, the statement added.

The forces are currently combing the area of the incident and chasing the attackers.

North Sinai has witnessed many terrorist attacks since the January 2011 revolution that toppled ex-president Hosni Mubarak.

The attacks, mainly targeting police and military, increased after the ouster of Islamist ex-president Mohamed Morsi in 2013 by the military following massive protests against his rule.

Hundreds of police and army personnel have been killed since then.

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Updated Date: Oct 16, 2017 07:10:31 IST