Islamic State's Egypt wing claims attacks that killed 27: official Twitter

January 30, 2015 12:27 AM

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ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Islamic State's Egypt wing claimed responsibility for a series of attacks that killed at least 27 on Thursday in some of the worst anti-state violence in months, after commemorations around the anniversary of the 2011 uprising turned deadly this week.

Egypt's government faces an Islamist insurgency based in Sinai and growing discontent with what critics perceive as heavy handed security tactics.

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