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2 Egyptian officers, 6 gunmen killed in clashes in Qalyubiya
Published Wednesday 19/03/2014 (updated) 21/03/2014 11:39
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CAIRO (Ma'an) – Two Egyptian military officers were killed and a third was injured Wednesday during clashes between Egyptian troops and an armed group affiliated to Ansar Beit al-Maqdis.

Egyptian security sources told Ma'an that Egyptian army and police clashed with a group of gunmen affiliated to the al-Qaeda-inspired Ansar Beit al-Maqdis in Qalyubiya governorate in Lower Egypt.

Six gunmen were killed and four others were arrested. Additionally, two senior army officers were killed and a third sustained wounds.

Egyptian sources identified the officers as Brig.-Gen. Majid Ahmad Salih and Col. Ahmad Shakir.

Egyptian authorities believe that the group targeted Wednesday was behind a series of deadly attacks against the Egyptian army. In an attack four days ago, six Egyptian soldiers were killed, according to security sources.

The sources highlighted that explosive belts, grenades and other explosive devices were seized after the clashes.
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