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Five soldiers killed in Cairo

Posted on Mar 15 2014 | IANS

Cairo, March 15 : At least five Egyptian soldiers were killed Saturday morning by gunmen who attacked a checkpoint on the outskirts of Egypt's capital Cairo, media reported.

A group of militants stormed a military checkpoint in the Shubra al-Khayma suburb in northern Cairo, killing five soldiers and injuring several others, Xinhua reported citing a security official's statement to the Middle East News Agency (MENA).

Experts defused two bombs left behind by the gunmen, the source added.

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