Egypt army says 14 jihadists killed in Sinai
Published on Jul 27, 2014 3:08 PM
CAIRO (AFP) - Egyptian troops have killed 14 jihadists in shoot-outs in the restive Sinai Peninsula, scene of an insurgency since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Mursi, the army said Sunday.
It said 47 people were arrested in the clashes on Saturday that state news agency MENA said broke out near Sheikh Zuwaid in north Sinai.
Also on Saturday, four children were killed when a mortar round crashed into their home in El-Joura, a suspected bastion of Islamist militants.
Officials said the mortar attack apparently targeted soldiers and police combing the area for militants who had shot dead two senior officers.
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