Two Egypt soldiers, 6 jihadists killed in 'foiled' attack

2017-09-13 20:45
iStock

iStock

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cairo - Egypt's military said two soldiers and six jihadists were killed in a "foiled" suicide bombing in Sinai on Wednesday, days after the Islamic State group staged a large scale attack in the peninsula.

The bomber had taken advantage of a fog to creep up on an army "installation" when troops spotted and killed him, the military said in a statement.

It said five other jihadists were killed in ensuing clashes, which followed a police convoy bombing in Sinai on Monday claimed by ISIS that killed 18 people.

Monday's attack was one of the deadliest in a jihadist insurgency in the peninsula that has killed hundreds of troops and policemen.

While based in North Sinai, the ISIS affiliate in Egypt has carried out attacks elsewhere including in Cairo, and has claimed attacks that have killed more than 100 Coptic Christians since December.

Read more on:    isis  |  egypt  |  north africa
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.