Egypt: 17 terrorist elements in Sinai were killed in a security raid

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17 of the terrorist elements were killed in a security raid in the Egyptian North Sinai Governorate, today, Tuesday, and quantities of weapons and explosives were found with them.

A statement issued by the Egyptian Ministry of Interior said, on its official page on the social networking site “Facebook” “Information was available to the National Security Sector about the hiding of a group of terrorist elements in one of the yards located in the Obaidat / third section of Al-Arish in North Sinai, and taking them as a den and a launch center for the implementation of their hostile operations “.

The statement indicated that “the area of ​​hiding and the exchange of fire were targeted, which resulted in the death of 11 elements, and found in their possession 6 automatic rifles, 2 cartridges and 3 explosive devices.”

The statement added that “others managed to escape inside one of the abandoned houses located in the area of ​​Al-Hoss / Awal Al-Arish, and they were tracked, besieged and dealt with, resulting in the death of 6 others, and found in possession of 4 automatic rifles and 2 explosive belts.”

The raid comes as a “continuation of the efforts of the Ministry of Interior in the field of tracking and prosecuting terrorist elements involved in carrying out hostilities, targeting the armed forces, the police, and undermining the country’s capabilities.”

The armed forces announced, yesterday, Monday, that a terrorist attack on security foundations in northern Sinai had been thwarted, killing ten terrorist elements, and killing and wounding seven security forces.



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