Egyptian security forces arrest suspected militants after a firefight at the al-Goura settlement in Egypt's north Sinai region, about 15 km (10 miles) from the border with Israel, August 12, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer
Egypt condemns 14 to death for 2011 Sinai attack
Posted : Tuesday, 14 August 2012 01:00PM
ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced 14 Islamist militants to death on Tuesday for killing policemen and soldiers during an attack on a police station in North Sinai last year, a court official said.
The ruling may add to tension in the volatile region bordering Israel, where fighting between security forces and militants has intensified since August 5 when 16 border guards were killed in an attack blamed on Islamist groups.
(Reporting by Yusri Mohamed; Writing by Tamim Elyan; Editing by Louise Ireland)
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