Egyptian army says officer killed in attack in North Sinai

Reuters News
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Posted: Dec 19, 2017 11:49 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian military officer was killed and two other people were wounded in a shell attack on a military airport near the town of Arish in the North Sinai region on Tuesday, the army spokesman said in a statement on Facebook.

It said the attack took place during a visit of Egypt's interior and defence ministers to the area.

A security source said neither minister had been hurt during the attack.

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(Reporting by Mostafa Hashem and Nadine Awadalla, writing by John Davison; Editing by Gareth Jones)