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54 Policemen Kill In Cairo During Raid-Turned-Shootout
According to NYDailyNews, 54 policeman were killed in a massive firefight with a militant group during a raid Friday night.
It’s reported the officers’ deaths marks the largest loss of life in such a fight since 2013.
Officials say that the death toll could ultimately be higher as the Egyptian government has eschewed confirmation of a number of fatalities and local news sources reporting varying numbers.
Egypt has been struggling to contain an insurgency by Islamic militants led by an affiliate of the Islamic State group, centered mostly across the Suez Canal in the northern region of the Sinai Peninsula, but attacks on the mainland have also recently increased.
The country has been under a state of emergency since bombings and suicide attacks targeting minority Coptic Christians killed scores earlier this year. Those attacks were claimed by IS.
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