18 dead in attack on convoy in Egypt’s Sinai: sources

Militants killed 18 people in an attack Monday on a security convoy in Egypt’s North Sinai, where police and troops are battling a jihadist insurgency, security and medical sources said. The interior ministry confirmed an attack around the town of Bir al-Abed had caused deaths and injuries but did not provide a toll. An Islamic State group affiliate based in North Sinai has killed hundreds of soldiers and police in attacks since the military in 2013 ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. Monday’s incident took place when a vehicle tried to…

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