Sunday December 17, 2017
Home Uncategorized Egypt army ki...

Egypt army kills 17 terrorists

0
37

Cairo: The Egyptian armed forces killed 17 extremists during clashes at Sheikh Zuweid city in the restive North Sinai governorate, a media report said. IMG_4952

“The confrontation happened after militants attacked a military checkpoint in Sheikh Zuweid, and the military forces forced them to retreat and then attacked their hideout. Ten of them were killed,” Xinhua quoted a security official as saying on Saturday.

Air raids on militants at another town in Sheikh Zuweid killed seven.

The extremists are believed to be loyalists of the Sinai-based, Al Qaeda-inspired Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis militant group, which has changed its name to “Sinai State” and vowed allegiance to the regional Islamic State militant group.

On Saturday, a recruit was shot dead by a sniper while he was on watch at a guard tower of Sheikh Zuweid police station.

In early July, terrorist attacks on several North Sinai checkpoints killed 17 military personnel, while raids carried out in militant hideouts during the following days killed over 250 of them.

Militant activities mounted in Egypt since the ouster of former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi by the army in July 2013.

(IANS)

Next Story

Egyptian security operation kills 17 militants

0
19
Photo for representational purpose only. Photo Credit: http://en.trend.az

By NewsGram Staff-Writer

Cairo: An Egyptian military official said on Thursday that at least 17 militants were killed and 62 more suspects have been arrested in a massive operation launched in the restive North Sinai province

“The forces also defused 53 explosive devices, burnt down 42 huts and dens of the terrorists, destroyed 16 vehicles and 13 motorbikes without plates, and ruined seven warehouses belonging to terrorist elements,” Xinhua quoted Brigadier-General Mohamed Samir as saying.

The security operation, which reached its 11th day on Thursday, left hundreds of militants killed and a similar number of suspects arrested.

(With inputs from IANS)