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At least 21 Egypt soldiers slain in attack at checkpoint near Libya

At least 21 Egyptian soldiers were killed and four others injured in an assault Saturday on a border patrol checkpoint in the western desert, the army's official spokesman announced. The attack was the second to target the same military checkpoint in less than two months, after a similar assault June 1 left five soldiers dead. Four gunmen were killed in the latest gun battle in the governate of El Wadi el Gedeed, state television reported. The death toll is the highest in an attack against Egyptian army personnel since 25 police draftees were killed by Islamic militias in the Sinai peninsula last August. The army's official spokesman, Brig. Mohamed Samir, said the assault...

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