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Source: Xinhua

Egypt: 17 suspected Islamist militants killed in province of North Sinai

(By Bonny Apunyu)

Egypt’s the armed forces on Friday killed at least 17 suspected Islamist militants in the Egyptian province of North Sinai, An Egyptian official security source  reportedly told Xinhua that Apache raids on a camp of the Sinai-based Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (ABM) group have killed ten militants southern Rafah city. Another seven were killed in fire exchanges with the security forces in Sheikh Zuweid city, the source added on conditions of anonymity.