Egypt's security forces kill 13 terrorist elements in exchange of fire in North Sinai

Ahram Online , Tuesday 24 Jul 2018

File photo: Egyptian army near Al-Arish in the Sinai peninsula (Photo: Reuters)

Egypt’s security forces killed 13 terrorist elements in an exchange of fire in North Sinai governorate on Tuesday, Al-Ahram’s Arabic website reported.

According to Al-Ahram, security forces received information that a group of terrorist elements were using an under-construction building as a hideout in a village near Arish city.

As the security forces raided the house, the terrorist elements opened fire on the security forces, who fired in return.

Thirteen terrorists were killed in the exchange of fire.

Security forces found four automatic rifles, two shotguns, three improvised explosive devices and ammunition inside the hideout.

The raids are part of the comprehensive Operation Sinai 2018, a counter-terrorism campaign that involves the army, navy, air force and police.

The operation was launched in February to target “terrorist and criminal elements and organisations” in north and central Sinai, parts of the Nile Delta and the Western Desert.


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