Nine terrorist suspects were arrested during a security raid in North Sinai, said armed forces spokesperson Ahmed Mohamed Ali.
Ali said through Facebook that the raid took place in the cities of Arish, Sheikh Zuid and Rafah, adding that 15 safe houses that were used by militants as bases to start to execute terrorist attacks against military and police forces were destroyed.
He also said that the military destroyed a pick-up truck and four motorcycles with no documents or license plates. They were allegedly used by militants to carry out attacks against the army and police.
In addition, Ali said that the army destroyed eight smuggling tunnels between Sinai and Gaza in the area of Salahuddin, al-Dehaina, and Brazil in Rafah.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm