At least 21 Egyptian troops killed in an attack in country's western desert

July 19, 2014 10:43 PM

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At least 21 Egyptian troops killed in an attack in country's western desert

CAIRO, Egypt -- Gunmen armed with rocket-propelled grenades attacked a border guard post Saturday in Egypt's western desert near Libya, killing 21 troops, the military said.

The attack targeted a checkpoint in the western desert governorate of Wadi el-Gedid, on the Farafra Oasis Road, more than 500 kilometres (310 miles) from Cairo, according to a statement on the official Facebook page of Brig. Gen. Mohammed Samir, a military spokesman. Farafra is the country's western...

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