Egypt kills jihadists who attacked Copts

Israel National News reports: “Egypt’s interior ministry said on Thursday its forces had killed three jihadists suspected of involvement in deadly attacks against the country’s Coptic Christian minority, AFP reports.

An officer also died in a shootout in the southern province of Qena on Tuesday, security officials said.

Egypt is battling a local affiliate of the Islamic State (ISIS) jihadist group, calling itself the Sinai Province, which has claimed attacks that have killed more than 100 Copts since December.

The group, which pledged allegiance to ISIS in 2014, has also been behind dozens of attacks in the Sinai

Thursday’s shootout occurred after a suspected jihadist, who had previously been detained, guided police to an alleged hideout in Qena, the ministry said in a statement…”

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