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Egypt military reports airstrikes kill 13 Sinai militants

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EL-ARISH, Egypt — Egyptian military aircraft pounded suspected positions of Al Qaeda-inspired fighters in the Sinai Peninsula, killing 13 people, officials said Friday, as fears rise over an increasingly well-armed insurgency that is striking with more regularity in the capital. In the latest attack, bombs on a highway on Cairo’s outskirts hit a police truck.

At the same time, protests by Islamist supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi brought further violence, with clashes in several provinces.

In an eastern Cairo district, an attempt by pro-Morsi protesters to commemorate dozens killed in clashes a week ago turned into new battles with police and pro-military civilians that authorities said involved fire by automatic weapons.

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