Egyptian army kills militant in air raid: TV

Tuesday 21 May 2013

One militant killed and three arrested in military raid to free kidnapped soldiers in Sinai

A militant was killed Tuesday in North Sinai in an air raid launched by the Egyptian army as part of an operation to liberate seven kidnapped soldiers, according to Nile News, a state-owned television channel.

The televised report added that three other militants were arrested and eight cars seized.

Seven Egyptian security personnel, including one member of the armed forces, four from port security, and two from state security, have been held by unidentified kidnappers in the Sinai Peninsula since Thursday.

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