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Islamist militants suspected in Sinai bombing that killed at least 25

Suspected Islamist militants in the Sinai Peninsula on Friday staged the deadliest attack of the year in the volatile desert region, killing at least 25 people at a military checkpoint, Egyptian state television said. Those killed in what appeared to be a multi-pronged assault were believed to be primarily police and military conscripts, though it is common for civilian motorists and others to be caught up in such strikes when they occur on or near major roadways. If the casualty figures are borne out, it would be one of the most lethal attacks in many years. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but a senior security official said it bore the hallmarks of previous strikes by...

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