Roadside bombs kill 10 Egyptian soldiers

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Ten Egyptian security personnel, including three army officers, have been killed in two roadside bombings during a security operation in Egypt's troubled Sinai peninsula on Thursday, an Egyptian army spokesman said.

The explosions hit the security vehicles during a raid on a group affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS).

"While pursuing the terrorists, two army vehicles struck roadside bombs, leading to the martyrdom of three army officers and seven other military personnel," army spokesman Tamer al-Refai said in a statement.

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