The Interior Ministry announced on Thursday the elimination of a terrorist cell of 11 in Arish, North Sinai.
The National Security Agency received information that a terrorist cell was hiding in a building in Abu Eita area in Arish, scheming terrorist attacks in critical locations as well as at armed forces and police checkpoints, said the statement.
Security forces exchanged fire with the suspects, killing all cell members. Two automatic rifles, five guns, two IEDs, and two explosive belts were found in their possession, the statement read.
Legal measures were taken regarding the incident, and Supreme State Security prosecutors took over investigation.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm