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Egypt investigates killing of a suspected militant

Egypt investigates killing of a suspected militant

Egyptian security officials say they are investigating the death of a suspected militant near the country's border with Israel.
Officials say Ibrahim Madhan was killed while riding a motorcycle in the Sinai Peninsula some 15 kilometers (9 miles) from the Israeli border Sunday. They say scraps from a missile were found next to his body.
Officials say they are considering several scenarios, including the possibility of an Israeli missile strike. That would raise questions about whether it was coordinated with Egyptian authorities.
An Israeli security official said Israel was not involved.
Madhan was briefly arrested in connection with the Aug. 5 killings of 16 Egyptian soldiers.
All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.


Updated : 2021-04-16 10:03 GMT+08:00