Two Egyptian army officers killed in shootout with militants

Reuters News
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Posted: Mar 19, 2014 5:01 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Two Egyptian army colonels were killed on Wednesday in a shootout with Islamist militants, security sources said.

The exchange of gunfire erupted after the army officers tried to storm a militant safehouse where the men were hiding in Qalubiya province north of Cairo, the sources said.

(Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Alison Williams)

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