Brigadier Mohamed Samir, spokesman for the armed forces, said the army raided several hotbeds for extremists in North Sinai Governorate, killing a militant after an exchange of fire with the security forces, he said in a statement published on his Facebook account on Friday
The armed forces arrested sixteen others and destroyed five smuggling tunnels in Rafah, he added, raising the total number of destroyed tunnels so far to 1,701.
Samir also said a private car and seven motorcycles without number plates allegedly used by extremists had also been destroyed.
The spokesman pointed out that the military forces seized three boxes of ammunition, a safe of an automatic rifle, two bullet proof jackets, military clothes and shoes as well as a workshop for repairing vehicles.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm