Egypt's army arrests three militants in Central Sinai: Spokesman

Ahmed Eleiba , Saturday 19 Aug 2017

Security forces also destroyed several militant hideouts and eight motorcycles belonging to militants

Vehicles destroyed
The eight motorcycles belonging to the militants were destroyed by Egypt's security forces. (Photo Courtesy of Egypt's army spokesman Facebook page)

Egypt’s armed forces arrested three militants and destroyed several hideouts and vehicles belonging to the militants in Central Sinai, a military statement said Saturday.

“Security forces were able to discover and destroy several militant hideouts, eight motorcycles and a quarter-loaded cart carrying large quantities of materials used to manufacture improvised explosive devices,” the army spokesman said in a statement.

The statement added that security forces arrested three militants and seized two cars carrying illegal drugs on one route leading to North Sinai.

Security forces have been battling an Islamist insurgency for several years in North Sinai. Militants have killed hundreds of security personnel while Egyptian troops have killed hundreds of militants during operations in the border region.

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