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ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Two explosions were heard in the Egyptian town of Rafah, which borders the Gaza Strip, on Wednesday, security sources and witnesses said. The cause of the blasts was not immediately clear. The Egyptian army and Islamist militants have been embroiled in fighting for hours on Wednesday in North Sinai, after the militants attacked military checkpoints leaving 50 people dead. (Reporting by Yusri Mohamed; Writing by Yara Bayoumy; Editing by Andrew Heavens)
CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State's Egypt affiliate, Sinai Province, claimed responsibility on Wednesday for attacks against security forces in North Sinai, according to a statement on Twitter. The group said it had attacked more than 15 security sites, and had carried out three suicide attacks. Reuters could not immediately verify the authenticity of the statement. (Reporting by Ahmed Tolba; Writing by Yara Bayoumy; Editing by Toby Chopra)
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces stormed an apartment in the western Cairo suburb of '6th of October' and killed nine men whom they said were armed, security sources said. The sources said authorities had received information the group was planning to carry out an attack. Among those dead was Nasser al-Hafi, a prominent lawyer for the Muslim Brotherhood and a former lawmaker. (Writing by Yara Bayoumy; Editing by Toby Chopra)