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Egypt: Two militants killed as security forces thwart attack on Luxor temple

  • Two militants were killed and a third injured as Egyptian forces foiled an attack at Luxor’s Karnak Temple, reports said.

    The assailants targeted the police with guns and explosives, according to the Egyptian interior ministry.

    The three men tried to force their car inside the parking lot when they were confronted by security forces. While one man was shot and killed, the other died after detonating the explosives, the ministry said. Five people were injured.

    The tourism ministry said that safety of tourists was the government’s “highest priority.”

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