In pics: Air force thwarts attempted attack at western borders

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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 - 11:54 GMT

Air Forces targeting militants' SUVs trying to infiltrate into western borders - Press photo

Air Forces targeting militants' SUVs trying to infiltrate into western borders - Press photo

CAIRO – 23 October 2017: Egypt’s air force thwarted a new attempt to infiltrate the Western borders of the country, according to official statement posted Monday on the Facebook page of the military Spokesperson Tamer el-Refaey.

The forces have destroyed eight SUVs loaded with smuggled weapons and ammunition across the borders.

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A pick-up truck was destroyed by Egyptian air forces in Western Desert - press photo

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A pick-up truck was destroyed by Egyptian air forces in Western Desert - press photo



Clashes erupted between militants and security forces in Wahat area, in Giza on Friday, resulting in

17 officers and 15 militants killed

.

Investigations into the shootout are underway and a police hunt was launched to arrest the rest of the perpetrators.


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Air Forces targeting militants' SUVs trying to infiltrate into western borders - Press photo

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Air Forces targeting militants' SUVs trying to infiltrate into western borders - Press photo

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Air Forces targeting militants' SUVs trying to infiltrate into western borders - Press photo

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Air Forces targeting militants' SUVs trying to infiltrate into western borders - Press photo

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