Security sources said that at least five extremists were killed, and two others were seriously injured, but the bodies and the injured disappeared after the events took place, as they were reported to have been transported in a car to an unknown location.
Witnesses said that unidentified men clashed with the seven militants, who were on a pickup truck in south Rafah as they fired weapons at each other..
Investigations between security forces and eyewitnesses continue in order to uncover the details of the incident, since the identities of both sides of the clashes are still unknown, as well as the dead and injured.
Witnesses speculate that the extremists who have been killed or injured might have been assassinated by their leaders, or by some residents whose famly members had been killed by extremists and they sought revenge.
Edited translation from MENA