File Photo: Egypt police kill 14 terrorists in North Sinai shootout: Ministry (Photo: Ahram)
Egypt’s police killed 14 members of a terrorist cell in North Sinai’s Al-Arish during a shootout, a statement by the interior ministry said on Sunday.
Using intelligence from the National Security Agency, police raided a hideout used by the terrorists, leading to an hours-long shootout.
Eight terrorists were killed at the scene of the raid; and six others were killed in a second shootout as they attempted to escape, according to the ministry.
Weapons, ammunition, and IEDs were found at the scene by security forces.
According to the statement, the terrorist cell aimed to carry out a number of terrorist operations against vital institutions, and police and the Armed Forces.