Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

23 August 2013

Egypt: Army Spokesman - 78 Dead, 203 Arrested in Sinai

Egyptian police and army forces killed 78 armed terrorist elements in Sinai, 32 of which are non-Egyptians, and injured 116 others, a statement for the Armed Forces' spokesman has said.

The spokesman said that 203 Egyptian and non-Egyptian perpetrators accused of attacking security checkpoints and vital locations and of shooting security personnel in Arish.

Security forces, in cooperation with border guards, detected and destroyed 343 tunnels on the borders at Rafah, 52 of which were destroyed in the period between July 30 and August 20, the spokesman added.

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