Security forces kill 3 "highly dangerous" militants in Sinai shootout

Ahram Online , Sunday 16 Jul 2017

Egypt's army continues to fight an Islamic militant insurgency, especially in North Sinai

A vehicle destroyed by the Egypt's military (Photo courtesy of the Army Spokesman Facebook page)

The Egyptian military killed three "highly dangerous" militants in a raid in the central part of Sinai, an official statement announced Sunday.

The military destroyed one SUV and five weapons storage facilities, according to the statement published by Egyptian military spokesman Colonel Tamer El-Refai.

This comes after a number of Central Security Forces (CSF) conscripts were killed and injured when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in North Sinai's Al-Arish Saturday, 8 July.

Earlier, the army killed 40 militants amid a Daesh claimed attack Friday, 7 July.

Hundreds of security force personnel have been killed in attacks claimed by militants, while the military has killed hundreds of insurgents as part of its ongoing campaign to end terrorist organisations in Sinai.

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