Clashes near Egypt's border with Gaza kill 10 civilians: sources

November 19, 2014 9:21 AM

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ISMAILIA Egypt (Reuters) - Ten civilians were killed overnight during fighting between the army and Islamist militants near Egypt's border with Gaza, where the military has launched a crackdown in recent weeks, security and medical sources said on Wednesday.

At least three of the casualties were children and three were women, the medical sources said. The victims were killed in their home by two mortar shells fired by militants during a night-time curfew, security sources said.

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