The Egyptian army has raided suspected militant hideouts in the Sinai Peninsula, killing two and arresting 25 on Tuesday, a security source told state news agency MENA.
The security source said that they have been targeting militant hideouts in Sheikh Zuweid area; where clashes took place as militants started firing on the military.
The source also claimed that the militants are members of Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis militant group who have recently claimed responsibility for many terrorists attacks in the Sinia Peninsula and Egypt's main cities.
Egypt’s Sinai peninsula, has suffered from a security vacuum for years, particularly worsening after the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last summer.
Suspected Islamist militants based in the peninsula have waged a high-level insurgency against security forces, to which the army has responded with counter-insurgency operations.