Egypt says checkpoint attack death toll now 21 troops

Yahoo News

Cairo (AFP) – Gunmen who attacked an Egyptian border guards checkpoint on Saturday killed 21 soldiers, a military official told AFP, raising a previous death toll of 15 troops.

The attackers used rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machineguns in the attack on the post in the desert area of El-Farafrah, 630 kilometres (390 miles) west of Cairo, security officials said.

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