Clashes with militants in Egypt kill 2 troops

March 19, 2014 9:23 AM

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CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's interior ministry says fierce clashes that erupted after troops raided a makeshift bomb factory outside of Cairo have killed two military officers and five militants.

The ministry says a combination of police, special forces and military explosives experts raided a warehouse in a village in Qalioubiya province, just north of the capital early Wednesday, when the fighting broke out.

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