Egyptian Army says it killed 13 IS militants in Sinai

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A shootout in the restive Sinai province has left 13 militants dead, said an Egyptian army spokesman on Tuesday.

The army had conducted “successful preemptive strikes against terrorist elements”, said the spokesman.

As many as 30 improvised explosive devices capable of being planted on moving targets were also neutralised or destroyed northwest of Mount Halal.

In the same area, Egyptian security forces discovered 50 anti-tank mines, and a storage area for explosives which was later destroyed.

The militant groups were also in possession of materials used to manufacture IEDs, including 100 plastic barrels of explosive materials and five bags of ammonium nitrate, officials revealed.

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