2 soldiers killed in clash with militants in Egypt's Sinai

2 soldiers killed in clash with militants in Egypt
# 21 December 2013 01:47 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. Two Egyptian soldiers were killed Friday while clashing with hardline Jihadist militants in North Sinai governorate, security sources told Xinhua, adding that eight others were wounded in the confrontation, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

The militants belonging to Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, an al-Qaida- inspired group based in the Sinai peninsula, opened fire on the forces mainly from Mahdyah village in Rafah city, the sources added.

He added the number of casualties might increase as some injured soldiers were in serious conditions.

Since Mohamed Morsi was ousted from presidency by the army on July 3, Egypt's security premises have been targetted by militants on a daily basis.

The Egyptian army has launched large-scale security operations in coordination with police to uproot terrorist hideouts in Rafah as well as the city of Sheikh Zuaid.