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Two Dead as Gunmen Attack Egypt Police Vehicle

Gunmen opened fire on a police vehicle in a Cairo suburb at dawn Sunday, killing a police officer and the driver and wounding two others, the interior ministry said.

Police raid in southern Egypt kills 5 suspected jihadists

Suicide Attack on Egypt Church Foiled

CAIRO, Egypt — A suicide attack against a church on the outskirts of Cairo was foiled Saturday when a bomber blew himself up before reaching the target, state media and security sources said.

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Egypt’s Sisi Says He Will Personally Join Battle Against Sinai Militants

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said on Thursday that he is prepared to personally join the battle against Islamic State militants in the Sinai Peninsula. Before assuming the presidency following a 2013 coup, Sisi held the rank of general and was head of Egypt’s armed forces.

Egypt leader Sisi registers candidacy for presidential poll

Report: Israel Aiding Egypt With Covert Air Strikes on Sinai Terror Targets

TEL AVIV – Israeli drones, jets, and helicopters have carried out a covert campaign with more than 100 airstrikes against Islamic State-affiliated terrorists in the Sinai over the past two years, when Egypt proved unable to deal with the jihadist threat inside its borders, the New York Times reported Saturday.

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Egyptian President’s Backers Say 12 Million Want Him to Run Again

Supporters of Egypt’s president announced on Sunday that they have collected more than 12 million signatures from people urging him to run for a second four-year term, a mostly symbolic gesture, as there is little doubt he will contest, and win, next year’s elections.

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Islamic State Has History of Targeting Mideast Sufis

The mosque where Friday’s massacre unfolded in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula had been widely associated with Sufi Muslims who have been attacked by the Islamic State group wherever the extremists operate.

People gather at Al-Rawda Mosque in Bir al-Abd northern Sinai, Egypt a day after attackers killed hundreds of worshippers, on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. Friday's assault was Egypt's deadliest attack by Islamic extremists in the country's modern history, a grim milestone in a long-running fight against an insurgency led by …

Egypt Terrorists Attack Sufi Mosque in Sinai, 155 killed

EL-ARISH, Egypt —Egyptian state news agency MENA reports that 155 people have been killed in a bombing and shooting attack on a Sufi mosque in the volatile northern Sinai Peninsula, in what appeared to be the latest attack by the area’s local Islamic State affiliate.

Egyptian police attend the scene outside the Al-Husseini mosque in the Khan el-Khalili market following a blast, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009. An explosion ripped into the famed bazaar in medieval Cairo killing a French woman and wounding at least 21 people, most of them foreign tourists, the …

Militants Rob Bank, Attack Church in Egypt’s Sinai; Seven Dead

EL-ARISH, Egypt — In a brazen attack, about a dozen Islamic militants robbed a local bank and traded fire with security forces guarding an unused church in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Monday, killing seven people, including three civilians, officials said.

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Six Egyptian Soldiers Killed in Multiple Sinai Attacks

EL-ARISH, Egypt — Suspected Islamic State militants on Sunday attacked six checkpoints in the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula, killing six soldiers and wounding 37, according to security and hospital officials.

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Pope’s Timely Egypt Visit Comforts Grief-Stricken Middle East Christians

Pope Francis wrapped up a brief but deeply symbolic visit to Egypt on Saturday with an open-air Mass for the country’s tiny Catholic community, defying security concerns to show his support for the Christians of this Muslim majority Arab nation who have increasingly become targeted by Islamic militants.

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