11 terrorists killed in shootout with police in North Sinai: Ministry

Cherine Abdel Azim , Thursday 11 Apr 2019

Egyptian security forces have killed 11 suspected terrorists in a shootout in North Sinai governorate, the interior ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

The suspects were members of a terrorist cell in the governorate's capital of El-Arish and were planning to carry out attacks on police and army forces in a number of vital areas, the statement said.

The shootout broke out as security forces conducted a raid on the suspects' hideout.

On Tuesday, seven people, including four policemen, were killed when a suicide bomber targeted police near a market in the North Sinai town of Sheikh Zuweid.

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