A security source in North Sinai announced, on Thursday, the killing of two alleged members of the Islamic State of Egypt, also known as Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, and the arrest of three others during a security crackdown in the area of al-Jadey.
The source said in a press statement, that the security authorities received information saying a number of people were monitoring the moves of security forces at al-Jadey area in central Sinai. Troops accompanied by armored vehicles moved to the area where two of the reported were killed.
The security forces seized a mortar cannon, and 120 shells inside a store southern Sheikh Zuweid, where three alleged terrorists were arrested, said the sources.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm