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    Daesh Blows Up 2 Military Vehicles in Sinai Peninsula Convoy, Killing 7

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    At least seven people were killed in two terrorist attacks on a security forces convoy in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, local media reported Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) One civilian woman and six security personnel were killed after two armored vehicles from the convoy exploded in two separate incidents on Thursday, the news website Akhbar Masr said.

    The Daesh terrorist group has reportedly taken responsibility for the attack.

    Cairo has been fighting an Islamist insurgency in Sinai since the army, led by President Abdel Fattah Sisi, overthrew then President Mohamed Morsi in 2013.

    Daesh, a militant jihadist group which is outlawed in many countries, including Russia, gained a foothold in Sinai when the local Ansar Bait al-Maqdis jihadist group pledged allegiance to the terrorists.

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