Egyptian Armed Forces foils terrorist attack in Sinai, an officer and 10 soldiers killed

Ahmed Eleiba , Saturday 7 May 2022

Egypt’s Army foiled an attack launched by a group of takfiri terrorists against the East Canal Water Lifting Station checkpoint on Saturday, the Egyptian Armed Forces spokesperson announced.

Army Checkpoint
A file photo of an Egyptian army point in North Sinai (Photo : AP)


According to the statement, the attack was foiled by the checkpoint personnel, but it resulted in the death of an officer and 10 soldiers as well as the injury of five others.

The remaining terrorists are currently being hunted down and are besieged in one of the isolated areas in Sinai, the statement added.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, which is the first major attack of its kind in recent years.

Terrorist attacks in North Sinai have declined in recent years following massive and successive security and military operations.

The attacks targeted security forces, particularly at military and police checkpoints, as well as civilians, causing hundreds of casualties.

Meanwhile, hundreds of terrorists were killed in anti-terror military operations, according to Armed Forces periodical reports.

In 2018, the Armed Forces have launched a major counterterrorist drive, Comprehensive Operation Sinai 2018, that has succeeded in near eradication of terrorism from North Sinai as well as the Nile Delta and desert areas.

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