Egyptian security killed six terrorists and seized a large amount of weapons during a raid on a hideout in North Sinai, Armed Forces spokesman Tamer El-Refaie said in a statement on Monday.
The statement came hours after the army said it that it foiled on Monday an attempt to smuggle arms and ammunition into the country through its border with Libya.
The Libyan border operation was part of efforts to track terrorists involved in the Friday shootout between security forces and terrorist militants in the Western Desert, which killed 16 policemen and injured 13 others.
Fifteen terrorists were also killed or injured in Friday’s hours-long shootout, which took place in the Bahariya Oasis, about 135 kilometres southwest of Giza.
Egypt’s security forces have been waging a war over the past four years against an Islamist terrorist insurgency, mostly in North Sinai, that has seen hundreds of security personnel killed, as well as hundreds of terrorists killed in security campaigns.