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At least 23 Egyptian soldiers killed in attack on Sinai checkpoint
Militants killed at least 23 soldiers and injured dozens more in a car explosion and gun attack on an Egyptian military checkpoint in the north-eastern Sinai peninsula, officials have said.
Among those killed in the attack on Friday – the deadliest on the country’s military this year – were five officers, including a high-ranking special forces colonel, Ahmed el-Mansi, according to security officials. The assault started when an attacker rammed his vehicle into a checkpoint at a military compound. Read more HERE.