13 suspected militants killed in airstrikes in Sinai; Police, Islamists clash across Egypt

  • by: ASHRAF SWEILAM , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 31, 2014 - 1:30 PM

EL-ARISH, Egypt — Egyptian military aircraft pounded suspected positions of al-Qaida-inspired fighters in the Sinai Peninsula, killing 13 people, officials said Friday, as fears rise over an increasingly well-armed insurgency that is striking with increasing regularity in the capital. In the latest attack, bombs on a highway on Cairo's outskirts hit a police truck.

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