EGYPT: Army says 18 #militants #killed in operation against #Daesh in northern Sinai; move follows Friday’s deadly attack in Al-Arish – Daily News Egypt – @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReport – Oct.17: Egyptian army says 18 #militants #killed in operation against Islamic State militants in northern Sinai; move follows Friday’s deadly attack in Al-Arish – Daily News Egypt – http://bit.ly/2e1mzFJ

As another Eight Egyptian security forces killed in Sinai attack as they start a major operation to root out militants …

At least eight Egyptian security forces have been #killed and nearly a dozen others injured in the country’s restive Sinai Peninsula as the army begins a major operation to root out terrorists.

Citing security forces, local media reported that a #police officer and four soldiers were #killed after armed fighters attacked a security patrol in Abu Taweela village in Shiekh Zwayed city of North Sinai on Sunday. Eight soldiers were also injured in the same incident.

Jihadists have mounted a string of deadly operations against security forces since the military ousted Egypt's Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013. (AFP/File)

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