Terror attacks in Egypt at lowest level since 2013: Govt

Ahram Online , Monday 31 Dec 2018

File Photo: Egyptian troops in Sinai (Photo: Reuters)
File Photo: Egyptian troops in Sinai (Photo: Reuters)

Terror attacks in Egypt have fallen in 2018 to reach just eight, the lowest number since 2013, the country's State Information Service (SIS) said on Monday.

In an official report titled "2018: Terrorism is dying in Egypt", the SIS said 2018 saw a reduction in terror activities and number of attacks from a high point of 222 attacks in 2014.

There were 50 attacks in 2017 and 199 in 2016, the state body responsible for publishing information about Egypt said.

The SIS said the attacks in 2018 were primitive IED attacks, with some of them failing to achieve their aims.

It attributed the fall to a major counterterrorism operation, Operation Sinai 2018, launched in February, which it said has led to multiple strikes against terrorist elements in north and central Sinai, as well as in areas in the Nile Delta and desert areas west of the Nile Valley.


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