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Egyptian army kills three terrorists in North Sinai

Egyptian army killed on Thursday three terrorists in the country's North Sinai province, army spokesman said.

In a statement, the military spokesman said army forces killed the terrorists before targeting a security post in North Sinai.

Explosive charges, weapons, ammunition, communication devices and a large amount of money were found in their possession, the spokesman revealed.

Egypt has been fighting against a wave of terror activities that killed hundreds of policemen and soldiers since the military toppled former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 in response to mass protests against his one-year rule and his currently outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group.

Terror attacks in Egypt used to focus on police and military men in North Sinai before spreading nationwide and targeting the Coptic minority as well, with most of them claimed by a Sinai-based group loyal to the regional Islamic State (IS) militant group.

The Egyptian military and police have killed hundreds of militants and arrested a similar number of suspects as part of the country's anti-terror war.

[Source: Xinhua, Cairo, 14Sep17]

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