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ICC Note: The violence of the Islamic State continues to spread and intensify in Egypt. The militants have carried out several attacks that have cost the lives of many innocent victims, including Christians who are also heavily persecuted.

 12/21/2017 Egypt (Reuters) –  Islamic State has claimed an attack on an Egyptian military airport that killed one officer and wounded two near the town of Arish in North Sinai on Tuesday, the group’s Amaq news agency said in a statement.

Security sources meanwhile said an army officer and five militants had been killed in clashes as security forces carried out arrest raids near the Arish air base on Wednesday.

The Amaq statement said Islamic State fighters used a Kornet anti-tank missile in the Tuesday attack that targeted the interior and defense ministers who were visiting the area.

Neither minister was harmed, a security source said.

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