Egyptian army kills 6 insurgents in Sinai
17 October 2013, 14:39
Al-Arish - The Egyptian army killed six insurgents in a
gunfight in the volatile Sinai Peninsula, a security official said on Thursday.
The fighting occurred late on Wednesday near a security
checkpoint in the northern Sinai city of Al-Arish, added the official on
condition of anonymity.
No casualties were reported among the army.
The Sinai has seen an upsurge in violence since the army
deposed Islamist president Mohammed Morsi in July after massive street protests
against his one-year role.
Almost daily attacks against security forces in Sinai
continue despite a military campaign against suspected militant Islamists,
which began more than a month ago.