Seven alleged jihadists killed in North Sinai

Ahram Online, Wednesday 3 Sep 2014

Egyptian security sources in North Sinai say they have killed seven 'jihadists' and arrested others in an operation near Sheikh Zuweid where 11 security personnel were killed Tuesday

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Egypt's security forces arrest suspected militants after a firefight at the Al-Goura settlement in Egypt's North Sinai region, 12 August 2012 (Photo: Reuters)

Security sources said seven "jihadists" were killed and six others injured Tuesday night in North Sinai, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

Sources told Al-Ahram that a security operation south of Sheikh Zuweid town killed seven jihadists, including two who were in a car carrying machine guns and two on a motorcycle.

Security forces also arrested 11 suspects and eliminated 35 "terrorist hotbeds," according to Al-Ahram.

Egypt's army has been fighting an extremist insurgency in the violence-ridden northern part of the peninsula.

On Tuesday, 11 security personnel were killed and four others injured when an IED, planted by unknown assailants on the Sheikh Zuweid - Rafah international highway, exploded as a police vehicle passed by.

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