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At Least 32 People Were Killed In Egypt When Militants Army And Police Targets Attacked Egypt In Sinai

Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi canceled a visit to Ethiopia for an African Union summit after his country’s security forces experienced one of the bloodiest days in their peace history.

At least 32 people were killed on Thursday in a series of attacks on soldiers and police officers in northeastern Sinai, in which the government struggled to contain an 18-month riot by militants related to the Islamic State (Isis).

Isis’ subsidiary in the Sinai province assumed responsibility for the killings after warning on jihadist forums earlier on the day an attack was imminent. The subsidiary, known as Ansar Beit al-Maqdis until it declared allegiance to Isis in November, recently released pictures of its masked armed men training in the desert.

The Egyptian army said militants had attacked military and police bases in Arish, the region’s capital, with car bombs and mortar attacks, and that hostilities were ongoing around midnight. More News….