Eight killed in mortar attack in Egypt's Sinai

July 13, 2014 10:03 PM

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Eight killed in mortar attack in Egypt's Sinai

Militants in Egypt's northern Sinai fired mortar rounds late Sunday at a military post in the provincial capital of El-Arish, killing a soldier as well as seven civilians, including a child in a nearby residential complex, security and hospital officials said.

A senior security official said the attack late Sunday hit the military post, killing one soldier. The military post is located near a compound of residential buildings in the al-Salam district. The main security headquarters and the local government offices are also located in the same area.

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