Egypt’s army has seized 380 kilograms of explosives, including TNT, in Al-Mahager area at Halal Mountain in the North Sinai region, according to an official military spokesperson.
Mohamed Samir announced in a statement on his official website that Egypt's third army was able to seize the explosives that were being stored in Al-Mahager based on intelligence information.
The Egyptian army and police have been grappling with an Islamist insurgency in parts of the North Sinai governorate that spiked following the 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.
On Saturday, at least 15 soldiers were killed in an armed attack on a checkpoint in the North Sinai city of Arish.
The Islamist insurgency has killed hundreds of Egyptian security forces, predominately in North Sinai. The Egyptian army also says that it has killed hundreds of militants.