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2 soldiers die in drive-by shooting

Published 11/11/2013 | 09:36

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Two soldiers have been shot dead in Egypt

Two soldiers have been shot dead and three others injured in a drive-by shooting on a desert road in northern Egypt, the state news agency said.

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The report by Mena said the attack took place on the road to the Suez Canal city of Ismailia, when gunmen from a speeding car opened fire at a military checkpoint yesterday evening.

A similar checkpoint attack in Ismailia last week also killed two soldiers.

A militant group calling itself Ansar Beit al-Maqdis - Arabic for Partisans of Jerusalem - has been active in the area, attacking military and police targets.

The group also claimed responsibility for last month's bombing of a military intelligence compound in Ismailia. The city is 75 miles (120km) east of the Egyptian capital, Cairo.


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