Egyptian air strikes hit 12 Libyan vehicles


Egyptian air strikes destroyed 12 vehicles loaded with arms, ammunition and explosive material trying to cross the border from Libya, the army spokesman said.

The air force acted after hearing “criminal elements” gathered to cross the western boundary, the army statement said, without giving details on exactly where or when the strikes took place.

The strikes come a month after Egypt launched a series of air raids in Libya on what it said were Islamist militants responsible for attacking Christians in its territory.

Twenty-nine Coptic Christians were killed in Egypt’s southern Minya province in May when masked men attacked their buses as they headed to a monastery. Islamic State claimed responsibility.

Coptic Christians are Egypt’s largest minority group and violence against them has increased in recent months.