Egypt’s army kills 13 militants in North Sinai: spokesman

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Egyptian army soldiers stand guard in northern Sinai. (Reuters)
FILE: Egyptian army soldiers stand guard in northern Sinai. (Reuters)

The Egyptian army killed 13 extremist militants in an anti-terrorism campaign in northern and central Sinai, said the military late on Thursday.

During the gunfight, nine soldiers were killed or injured, Egyptian military spokesman Gharib Abdel-Hafez said in a statement.

In early August, the army said it killed 89 militants in the northeastern province of North Sinai.

Bordering Israel and the Palestinian Gaza Strip, North Sinai has for years been a hideout for militants

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