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Land mine kills four, injures two in Egypt

Land mine kills four in EgyptFour Egyptian workers were killed and two injured, when a land mine exploded east of Cairo in an area where government is building a new administrative capital, security sources said.

The sources said the mine was likely a remnant of the 1973 war Egypt fought with Israel for control of the Sinai peninsula.

Egypt’s ambitious plan to construct a new metropolis 45 km east of Cairo was announced in March 2015 as part of a plan to lure back foreign investors who fled after its 2011 uprising.

 

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