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46 ‘jihadists’ killed in Sinai clashes: Egypt army

12 March, 2019 12:00 AM printer

CAIRO: Egypt’s army on Monday said 46 suspected jihadists were killed in clashes in the restive Sinai Peninsula, where troops are fighting the Islamic State group, reports AFP.

The “extremely dangerous” militants were killed in shootouts in north and central Sinai, the army said in a statement read on state television, without specifying when the clashes took place.

About 100 “criminal, wanted elements and suspects” were arrested, and security forces destroyed dozens of hideouts and vehicles used by the suspected jihadists during operations in the Sinai, the statement added.