Egypt Independent

Two militants killed, hideouts destroyed in military operations in Sinai



The official spokesperson of the Armed Forces Tamer al-Refai stated on Tuesday that the Second Field Army’s law enforcement forces in North Sinai have launched several anti-terror operations.

Military forces killed two highly Islamist militants and arrested another two while they were going to carry out terrorist operations against the armed forces. Several suspected persons were arrested and investigated by authorities, according to an army statement.

The military forces further discovered and destroyed several hotspots which the militants use for hiding and monitoring the forces, the statement added.

Meanwhile, a four-wheel drive car was destroyed and six bombs were detonated as they were prepared to target the forces on the main roads.

A 10 meter deep tunnel was destroyed in North Sinai, containing motor and electric cables.

Refai added that the military forces also seized a vehicle containing large amounts of substances which the militant elements use for making explosive devices, in addition to three cars containing quantities of drugs.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm