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Islamic State jihadists kill 5 Egyptian troops in Sinai

Islamic Sate group jihadists ambush a checkpoint in the restive northern part of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, killing at least five troops from the security forces, officials say.

At least six other troops are wounded in the attack in the town of Sheikh Zuweid and taken to a military hospital in the Mediterranean city of el-Arish, they say.

Security personnel kill three jihadists in the firefight, and the area was reinforced, the officials add, speaking on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to brief the media.

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