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Egyptian soldier killed in Rafah attack

July 29, 2013 1:56 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 1, 2013 2:09 A.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- An Egyptian soldier was killed on Monday during a militant attack on an army camp in Sinai.

Gunmen fired rocket-propelled grenades at Egyptian forces near Rafah, killing a soldier, Ma'an's correspondent said.

Militants attacked eight other army checkpoints in the el-Arish, Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah, injuring eight soldiers.

On Sunday, gunmen fired US-made ballistic shells at a security building in north Sinai, Egypt's Ministry of Interior said.

"Terrorists targeted the security directorate of north of Sinai from a long distance," the ministry said. Security sources detained three suspects in Sinai, after clashing with two of them.

A police station in el-Arish was also targeted late Sunday by a bomb, with no injuries reported.

On Wednesday, militants shot dead an Egyptian soldier and wounded another south of el-Arish in Egypt's Sinai. Militants have conducted daily attacks on security forces in Sinai since the military overthrew Islamist President Mohamed Mursi on July 3.
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