Security sources said seven "jihadists" were killed and six others injured Tuesday night in North Sinai, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.
Sources told Al-Ahram that a security operation south of Sheikh Zuweid town killed seven jihadists, including two who were in a car carrying machine guns and two on a motorcycle.
Security forces also arrested 11 suspects and eliminated 35 "terrorist hotbeds," according to Al-Ahram.
Egypt's army has been fighting an extremist insurgency in the violence-ridden northern part of the peninsula.
On Tuesday, 11 security personnel were killed and four others injured when an IED, planted by unknown assailants on the Sheikh Zuweid - Rafah international highway, exploded as a police vehicle passed by.