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Soldiers killed in Egypt clashes

Five Egyptian soldiers have been shot dead near the Suez Canal. It comes after 51 people were killed in clashes between supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and Egyptian security forces and their backers.

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Deadly bomb attack on government building in Sinai

An explosion near a state security building in South Sinai in Egypt has killed at least two people and injured 48, medical sources said. Witnesses said the explosion was caused by a car bomb.

Residents and tourists watch smoke rising near a state security building in South Sinai. Credit: Reuters

Attacks by Sinai-based fighters have risen sharply since the army toppled former president Mohamed Morsi, and promised a roadmap to new elections.

Last month an army spokesman said daily attacks by al-Qaeda inspired militants have killed more than 100 members of the security forces.

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