Egypt army arrests three extremists, seizes explosive material in Central Sinai

Ahmed Eleiba , Saturday 28 Oct 2017

Four motorcycles belonging to terrorist elements were also seized

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Egypt's army releases photos of 'extremists' arrested in Central Sinai along with sacks of explosive materials (Photo Courtesy of Egypt army spokesman page on Facebook)

Egypt's army said Saturday it arrested three extremists in Central Sinai.

In an official statement, spokesman Tamer El-Refai said the armed forces also confiscated a huge amount of explosive material used for improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Four motorcycles belonging to terrorist elements were also seized.

Egypt’s security forces have been waging a war over the past four years against a terrorist Islamist insurgency, mostly in North Sinai, that has seen hundreds of security personnel killed, as well as hundreds of terrorists killed in security campaigns.

Last Monday, the army said it killed six terrorists and seized a large amount of weapons during a raid on a hideout in North Sinai.

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