Jihadist killed in raid on ‘dangerous terrorist hideout’ in North Sinai: Army spokesman

Ahram Online , Friday 13 Jan 2017

Egyptian army forces killed one “jihadist” and arrested another during a raid on “one of the most dangerous terrorist hideouts” in North Sinai, army spokesman Tamer El-Rifaei announced in a statement on Friday.

El-Rifaei said that large amounts of explosives were stored hideout, which was destroyed by army forces.

The Egyptian interior ministry said in a separate statement on Friday that police in North Sinai killed 10 terrorist who were involved in a number of terrorist attacks, including the attacks on security checkpoints earlier this week that left eight policemen and one civilian dead.

The Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility for the latest terrorist attacks.

The Egyptian army and police have been battling an entrenched Islamist insurgency for several years in North Sinai.

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