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Eight killed in militant attack in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula
Eight killed in militant attack in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula

One soldier and seven civilians including a child were killed when militants fired mortar rounds at a military post in the city of El Arish in the northern part of Egypt's Sinai peninsula Sunday, security and medical sources said. According to a statement issued by the Interior Ministry, the attack also hit the nearby market area in the city. Northern Sinai has been the scene of a number of deadly attacks by militant Islamists on police and security forces since the army-led ouster of former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi last summer. The army has increased efforts to rid the peninsula of such armed groups, but a security vacuum since the Arab Spring ouster of strongman Hosni...

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