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Official: 2 Egyptian soldiers killed, 8 wounded in operation targeting Sinai militants
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, December 20, 2013 8:44 AM EST
A security official in Egypt says clashes between soldiers and wanted al-Qaida-inspired militants in the northern Sinai Peninsula have killed two soldiers and wounded eight.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to journalists.
Ansar Jerusalem, like other Sinai-based al-Qaida-inspired groups, have been blamed for rising attacks against Egypt's military and police since the military ousted former Islamist President Mohammed Morsi on July 3.