Head of militant Islamist group on Sinai killed - security sources

May 23, 2014 6:17 AM

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CAIRO (Reuters) - Shadi al-Menei, the head of a Sinai Peninsula Islamist militant group, was shot dead on Friday by unknown assailants, security sources said, days before Egypt holds elections to vote for a new president.

The security sources said al-Menei and five others were killed in a firefight while walking in Maghara in central Sinai.

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