Four Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai in suspected militant attack

January 26, 2014 5:17 PM

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Four Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai in suspected militant attack

CAIRO -- Suspected militants attacked a bus carrying Egyptian soldiers in the northern Sinai peninsula on Sunday, killing four of the conscripts and injuring 13 others, state media reported.

The attack brought the military’s two-day death toll in the restive peninsula to nine. Five Egyptian soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash Saturday; a Sinai-based militant group claimed it had shot down the chopper.

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