Egypt kills more than 100 militants in North Sinai

Smoke rises in Egypt’s North Sinai along the border with southern Israel, July 1, 2015. (Reuters)

Egypt’s armed forces said that at least 100 militants and 17 soldiers had been killed in a wave of attacks on military checkpoints in the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s branch in Egypt.

The statement, which was aired on state television, said 17 soldiers, including four officers, were killed. Thirteen soldiers were also wounded.

The attack is considered one of the biggest militant strikes in Egypt’s modern history.
 
 
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