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    Egyptian authorities have executed six convicted Islamists militants, who were members of the Sinai-based Ansar Beit al-Maqdis group which pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria last year.

    Six convicted Islamists militants, who were members of the Sinai-based Ansar Beit al-Maqdis group, have been executed in Egypt; the sentence was carried out by hanging in a Cairo jail, sources said.

    The six were sentenced to death by a military tribunal last year, after a trial to convict them of staging attacks following the army's ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

    The executions came a day after Morsi and top Brotherhood leaders received the death penalty over a mass prison break in 2011.


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