Egypt army launches new air strikes on Sinai militants
CAIRO (AFP) - Egyptian military helicopters carried out a second day of air raids on Sunday in the Sinai Peninsula, where they are facing an insurgency by Islamist militants, witnesses said.
Apache helicopters hit targets in north Sinai near the Rafah border crossing with the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, witnesses said.
The army said nine "radical Islamists" were killed on Saturday in north Sinai when it launched an air and ground offensive in which nine suspects were also arrested and three arms caches destroyed.
On Saturday, security officials gave a toll of 10 killed, 20 wounded and 15 arrested.