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Egyptian Forces Kill 21 Militants in North Sinai

Egyptian Forces Kill 21 Militants in North Sinai
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By Staff, Agencies

Egyptian security forces killed 21 suspected militants in North Sinai, part of a group the interior ministry said was planning attacks over the Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, state television reported Saturday.

Two officers were wounded in an exchange of fire during the operation, according to a ministry statement cited in the report, which did not say when the operation took place.

Eid al-Fitr begins on Sunday. Militants loyal to Daesh [the Arabic acronym for terrorist 'ISIS/ISIL' group] are active in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, where Egypt has been battling an insurgency for years.