File Photo: Armed security forces on the roof guard the police station el-Arish, Egypt after clashing with Islamic militants firing rocket-propelled grenades. (Photo: AP)
In a shootout with police forces 11 'terrorists', including two of the most dangerous elements, were killed on Monday in Egypt's North Sinai city of Arish, statement by interior ministry read.
National security sector has recieved information indicating that a group of terrorist elements have been taking an abandoned fuel station in the area of Gessr Al-Wadi near the Al-Arish police station as their hideout.
The sector has also been informed that the group has been preparing to carry out terrorist operations against the forces.
Security forces found "five automatic rifles - rifle cartridges - two explosive devices).
Legal action has been taken.
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.