The Egyptian armed forces announced on Tuesday that its forces in North Sinai had foiled a terrorist attack targeting a military position, killing 18 takfiris who had participated in the attack.
According to the statement, the takfiri elements attempted to attack a military position in the Bir El-Abd area using four vehicles.
The Egyptian forces in the position. with the help of the air forces, pursued the takfiri elements into some farms and empty houses, which led to the killing of the 18 takfiris, including an individual wearing an explosive belt.
The statement said that four vehicles were destroyed, including three cars rigged with explosives.
Two military personnel were killed while four others were injured during the operation.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack