Egypt's armed forces and police force raided 11 major "armed terrorist hotspots" in North Sinai governorate killing six militants, the army spokesperson announced in an official statement on Thursday.
The spokesperson stated that security forces managed to destroy 40 explosive devices that were being prepared to be used to target the forces during operations in the raid that covered the areas of Al-Arish, Sheikh Zowaid and Rafah.
Also, four motorcycles were destroyed that had been used to monitor and attack security forces.
Weapons and ammunitions as well as wireless communication devices were found in the militants' hotspots during the raid.
The Egyptian army and police have been battling an entrenched Islamist insurgency for several years in North Sinai.