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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Gunmen kill five Egyptian soldiers near Suez Canal

Gunmen have killed five Egyptian soldiers near the Suez Canal on Monday, security sources said.

Security sources said the gunmen opened fire on the soldiers while they were sitting in a car at a checkpoint near Ismailia on the Suez Canal.

The country has seen an increase in violent clashes since the army ousted President Mohamed Mursi in July.

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