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Nineteen suspected jihadists linked to a deadly attack on Coptic Christians in central Egypt have been killed in a shootout with police, the interior ministry said Sunday.

Militants kill eight policemen in Egypt

Militants killed eight Egyptian policemen on Wednesday at a checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula, centre of a long-running jihadist insurgency, the interior ministry said.
Egyptian security forces have committed widespread abuses against civilians in restive northern Sinai Peninsula, some of which amount to war crimes, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday, urging other nations to halt military assistance.

HRW: Abuses in Egypt’s Sinai amount to war crimes

Egyptian security forces have committed widespread abuses against civilians in restive northern Sinai Peninsula, some of which amount to war crimes, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday, urging other nations to halt military assistance.
Egyptian policemen carry wreaths as they attend the funeral of policeman Mahmud Abu el-Yzied, one of three policemen killed in a bombing a day earlier, in the Embaba district of the capital Cairo, on February 19, 2019. – A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device in the heart of ancient Islamic Cairo, killing three policemen who were chasing him through its narrow alleyways, medical and security sources said. (Photo by Ahmed Hasan / AFP)

Suicide bomber kills three police in historic heart of Cairo

A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device in the heart of ancient Islamic Cairo, killing three policemen who were chasing him through its narrow alleyways, medical and security sources said on Tuesday.
Egypt’s army said Saturday seven suspected jihadists were “eliminated” and 15 soldiers killed or wounded in an attack in the Sinai Peninsula, where troops are fighting the Islamic State group.

Egypt says deadly extremist attack hits Sinai checkpoint

Egypt's military spokesman says extremists have attacked an army checkpoint in the troubled northern Sinai Peninsula, causing 15 casualties, including the killing of at least one officer.
Egypt’s army said Saturday seven suspected jihadists were “eliminated” and 15 soldiers killed or wounded in an attack in the Sinai Peninsula, where troops are fighting the Islamic State group.

Egypt Army: Seven Sinai jihadists killed, 15 soldiers dead or wounded

Egypt’s army said Saturday seven suspected jihadists were “eliminated” and 15 soldiers killed or wounded in an attack in the Sinai Peninsula, where troops are fighting the Islamic State group.
Egyptian policemen walk next to a border post, as seen from the Israeli side of the border with Egypt's Sinai Peninsula [Amir Cohen-Reuters]

Dozens of armed fighters killed in Egypt’s northern Sinai

Egypt said at least seven troops, including an officer, were killed in clashes with armed fighters in recent operations in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula.
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Egypt police kill six militants in shootout – ministry

Egyptian police killed six suspected Islamist militants in a shootout early on Saturday in the country’s south, the interior ministry said.
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Egypt confirms arrest of two Germans, deports one

Egyptian authorities have confirmed two German nationals suspected of attempting to join an Islamic State group affiliate have been arrested, and one was deported, Egyptian security sources said Friday.

Egypt security forces kill 14 militants in Sinai

Egyptian security forces have killed 14 Islamist militants in an exchange of fire in the country’s turbulent northern Sinai region, the interior ministry said Sunday.

Egypt extends state of emergency for further three months

Egypt extended its nationwide state of emergency for three months starting from Oct. 15, the official gazette said on Tuesday.

ISIS in Egypt’s Sinai announces death of top militant

The Islamic State group has announced the death of one of its leaders in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, where a security source said 15 jihadists were also killed separately.
A picture taken on July 26, 2018 shows Egyptian policemen stand guarding a street in the North Sinai provincial capital of El-Arish. With fruit and vegetables aplenty in the markets, public transport back on the roads and universities reopened, life is returning to El-Arish in North Sinai state where Egypt's army is at war with jihadists. / AFP PHOTO / Khaled DESOUKI

Life returns to Egypt’s Sinai city despite anti-jihadist war

With fruit and vegetables aplenty in the markets, public transport back on the roads and universities reopened, life is returning to El-Arish in North Sinai state where Egypt's army is at war with jihadists.

HRW: Egypt fight against ISIS threatens humanitarian crisis

Egypt's military operations against an affiliate of the Islamic State group in North Sinai is threatening to spark a humanitarian crisis, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.

Egypt’s Abdel Fattah al-Sisi extends state of emergency by three months

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi extended for three months from Saturday a state of emergency for the fourth time since it was first declared last year, the official gazette said.

Egypt: 16 jihadists killed in Sinai operation

Egypt's military said on Sunday 16 jihadists, an officer and a soldier were killed in the past four days during a major military operation against Islamic State group jihadists in Sinai.

Amnesty raises alarm over Egypt’s cluster-bomb video

Amnesty International has said Egypt must cease use of cluster bombs "immediately" after the weapons had featured in an official video by the country's military on their recent operations in North Sinai.

Egypt kills 12 more suspected fighters in Sinai

Egypt's army said it has killed at least 12 more suspected fighters and detained almost 100 in a major military operation launched in the northern Sinai Peninsula.

Egyptian police foil terrorist attack, kill three

Egyptian police foiled a terrorist attack on Friday, killing three of them and arresting 14 others, as part of a nationwide anti-terror operation, the Interior Ministry announced.

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