Sniper kills Egyptian soldier in the Sinai

By REUTERS
September 29, 2013 10:17

ISMAILIA, Egyp - A sniper shot dead an Egyptian soldier in the Sinai Peninsula, security sources said on Sunday, a region where al-Qaida-linked fighters have stepped up attacks on security forces since the army deposed elected Islamist president Mohamed Mursi on July 3.

The soldier was killed late on Saturday while on guard at a security checkpoint in the town of al Qusayma, the sources said.

On Saturday morning another Egyptian soldier was shot dead in the Sinai and militants released a video showing attacks against the army in the area, which is close to Israel and the Gaza strip.

An army spokesman said on Sept. 15 that more than 100 members of the security forces had been killed in Sinai since Morsi's downfall.


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