Egyptian security forces kill 16 terrorists in two shootouts in North Sinai: Ministry of Interior

Cherine Abdel Azim , Tuesday 21 May 2019

Egyptian security forces eleminated two terrorist cells simultaneously, killing 16 terrorist elements in shootouts, in Arish in North Sinai, according to an interior ministry statement released on Tuesday.

The National Security Agency had detected two sites where terrorists were planning to carry out a series of attacks against vital facilities and prominent figures in different areas of Arish, the statement said.

Police seized eight automatic rifles, birdshot guns, explosive devices, and an explosive belt, according to the statement.

The ministry said legal procedures were immediately taken and the high state security prosecution has opened an investigation.

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