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Fresh clashes in Egypt's Sinai

Egyptian police clashed with armed men in northern Sinai today, state television said. Egyptian forces killed 20 militants in the region bordering Israel on Wednesday, striking back after armed men attacked security checkpoints.

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Protesters gather after Egypt attack

Protests erupted in the Sinai region bordering Israel today after Egyptian military troops and jets launched attacks that killed more than 20 suspected militants.

Residents gather outside the hospital in Al Arish city Credit: Reuters TV

The attacks were in response to unarmed men opening fire on a checkpoint in between Al Arish and the border city of Rafah, according to the state-controlled MENA news agency.

Locals pour out onto the streets of Al Arish Credit: Reuters TV

Locals marched through the streets demanding better protection from the Egyptian government and arms to defend themselves.

An ambulance ferries the injured Credit: Reuters TV

Security forces closed the main highway shortly after the start of the military operation.

Cars wait as the highway to the checkpoint is closed Credit: Reuters TV

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