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Jihadists kill five soldiers in Sinai, Egypt’s army says

Five Egyptian soldiers and seven jihadists were killed earlier when the army was attacked in the Sinai region, the Egyptian military says, the second such deadly jihadist attack in days.

Jihadist fighters attacked at dawn, an army spokesman says in a statement.

“One officer and four soldiers were killed and two other soldiers were wounded,” the statement read, adding that seven jihadists were killed.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Wednesday’s attack.

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