Egypt media says sophisticated weapons used in Sinai attack

CAIRO – A newspaper close to the Egyptian government reported Thursday the Islamic State-linked militants who attacked troops in the Sinai Peninsula used sophisticated weaponry, including Russian-made Kornet anti-tank missiles.

In a graphic on its front page, al-Watan daily said the attackers also used mortars, anti-aircraft guns and other guided missiles. The attack, which included a wave of suicide bombings and assaults on security installations by dozens of militants, was Sinai’s deadliest fighting in decades. Security officials said dozens of troops were killed, along with nearly 100 attackers.



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