Home > News > World
Sunday June 1, 2014 MYT 12:10:23 PM
Sunday June 1, 2014 MYT 12:11:30 PM
CAIRO (Reuters) - Six Egyptian soldiers from the border guard were killed when they were targeted by smugglers and "outlaws" during a patrol in a western part of the country, an army spokesman said on Saturday.
The six soldiers, who included an officer, were killed while carrying out a patrol in the western desert area of al-Wahat, the spokesman said in a statement on his official Facebook page late on Saturday.
The statement said the attack came in response to security forces' recent arrest of smugglers and confiscation of weapons, ammunition, cars and drugs.
Egypt has long desert borders with Sudan and Libya, where experts say weapons flows have increased since an uprising that toppled Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.
(Reporting by Alexander Dziadosz; Editing by Matt Driskill)
Venezuela's anti-Obama signature drive passes 6 million
Video shows last seconds of Germanwings flight before crash - Bild
Nigeria's Buhari praises Jonathan for peaceful handover
Nestlé rewards consumers with biggest promotion ever
The great South Australian adventure
Living away from Malaysia can trigger a lot of different longings
Security firm says new spy software in 10 countries came from Lebanon
Villagers worry of high costs
Hummels says made no promise to United's Van Gaal
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)