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Government Targets Hit in Egypt

Suspected militants in Egypt killed nine members of the security forces in separate attacks Monday, a day after clashes between Islamists and police left dozens dead.

In one attack, masked gunmen opened fire on an army patrol at a checkpoint near the city of Ismailia, killing six soldiers. The incident occurred shortly after a car bomb hit a security headquarters in the southern Sinai Peninsula, killing three policemen and wounding dozens.

Also Monday, at least two rocket-propelled grenades slammed into a compound housing the country's main satellite earth station in a southern Cairo suburb.



The attacks came a day after 53 people were killed and nearly 300 wounded when holiday celebrations marking the start of the 1973 Mideast war turned into deadly clashes across Egypt. It was not immediately clear if Monday's violence was related.

Further confrontations may shake Egypt this week, with supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi calling protests for Tuesday and Friday.

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