Times of Oman
Price in RO
24ct / gm
22ct / gm
Forex Rates vs R01
Back to Homepage
Egypt army says 14 militants killed in Sinai
July 27, 2014 , 12 : 41 pm GST
SAVE THIS ARTICLE
Egyptian mourners pray over the coffin of Brigadier General Amro Fathi Saleh Al-Imara at Al-Nasr mosque in the Nile Delta town of Mansura on July 26, 2014. Photo - AFP
Egyptian troops have killed 14 militants in shoot-outs in the restive Sinai Peninsula, scene of an insurgency since the ouster of president Mohamed Morsi, the army said Sunday.
It said 47 people were arrested in the clashes on Saturday that state news agency MENA said broke out near Sheikh Zuwaid in north Sinai.
Also on Saturday, four children were killed when a mortar round crashed into their home in El-Joura, a suspected bastion of militants.
Officials said the mortar attack apparently targeted soldiers and police combing the area for militants who had shot dead two senior officers.
Militant attacks have surged since the army overthrew Morsi in July 2013 and cracked down on his supporters.
At least 1,400 people have been killed in the crackdown, mostly Islamist protesters.
The militant attacks usually target security personnel, but they have also led to civilian casualties.
The military has poured armour and soldiers into the peninsula to quell the militants, who have also struck Cairo and other cities using car bombs.
Rate this Article
Rates : 0, Average : 0
Post a Comment
Did you like this section? Leave a comment!
Your Name :
Your Email Address :
Your Comment :
Enter Image Text:
No Comments Posted
Latest in this section
Arms, petrol bombs, chilli grenade found in Satlok Ashram
Trinamool MP arrested, minister quizzed in Saradha case
Fears grow in India about Hindu ‘Modi-fication’ of education
Woman with handgun arrested outside White House
Bird flu found on three more Dutch farms
TOP RATED ARTICLES
Ban on firm over Oman National Day fireworks error
Times News Service
Indian Super League Football: Atletico de Kolkata denied a point as Kerala Blasters win 2-1
Five-star Oman, UAE qualify for Gulf Cup semi-finals
Oman 44th National Day celebrations: In true colours
Oman crime: Two held for burglaries in Ibri
Times News Service
More in News
Sri Lanka restores blood-soaked railway to Tamil heartland
Bucharest 'khans' reborn after decades of neglect
More than just a moustache - Adolf Hitler vs Charlie Chaplin
Urban gardens greening Berlin rooftops, airfield
Tips for writing a good article
More in Features
Politics behind the election of UN Secretary-General
Nuclear conflict remains an overbearing threat
Empowering people for inclusive growth
Staying competitive — A crucial objective for Oman
PTI resignations: Dithering by design
More in Columns
Copyright © 2012 Muscat Press & Publishing House SAOC. All rights reserved. Times of Oman is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.
For reprint rights contact:
TOO Online Editorial