Egypt says 4 suspected Islamists killed in Sinai | 2019-06-09 | daily-sun.com

Egypt says 4 suspected Islamists killed in Sinai

9 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

CAIRO: Egyptian security forces killed four suspected jihadists in restive North Sinai allegedly involved in a deadly attack this week on a police checkpoint, the interior ministry said Saturday, reports AFP.

It said the suspects were killed in a shootout as security forces raided a building used as a hideout in the town of El-Arish, and three assault rifles and a explosive vest were seized.

Since Wednesday’s attack claimed by the Islamic State group on a checkpoint, southwest of El-Arish, the capital of North Sinai, in which eight policemen died, operations by security forces have killed a total of 26 “terrorists”, according to the ministry.


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