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Jul 1, 2015 | 08:30 GMT

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Egypt: Militants Attack Checkpoints In Sinai

At least 30 Egyptian soldiers were killed when as many as 70 militants launched attacks on five military checkpoints near the northern Sinai town of Sheikh Zuweid on July 1, an Egyptian army spokesman and unnamed security and military sources said, Ynet and Ahram Online reported. Militants used mortar rounds and a car bomb in the attacks, according to the spokesman, and at least 22 attackers were killed in the ensuing battles. 

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