Egypt forces kill 12 militants in western desert clashes: state news

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Posted: Oct 27, 2017 5:04 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces have killed 12 armed militants in the country's western desert, in an operation carried out after a deadly attack on a police convoy last week, MENA state news agency said on Friday.

"Security forces dealt a severe blow to the terrorist elements in revenge for the blood of the men who were martyred last week in the oasis," MENA state news agency said citing a high-level security source.

(Reporting by Omar Fahmy; Writing by Patrick Markey; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)