Four Egyptian army personnel killed in North Sinai: Armed forces
Six militants were also killed in North Sinai in the military operation
against militants, according to Egypt’s armed forces spokesperson
Ahram Online , Sunday 30 Oct 2016
Four Egyptian armed forces personnel were killed in North Sinai amid ongoing
operations against militants, according to a statement released Saturday by
the spokesperson for the Egyptian armed forces.
The statement did not include the names of the killed personnel or their
According to the statement, issued Saturday evening, military operations in
Al-Arish, Rafah and Sheikh Zuwaid resulted in the killing of six militants
and the arrest of two people wanted on criminal charges.
The statement added that security forces destroyed three warehouses used by
militants to store explosive devices.
Security forces also detonated 12 explosive devices that they said were
ready to be used against them on highways.
The statement also said that three hideouts used by militants were destroyed
and a number of arms confiscated.
Hundreds of security forces in North Sinai have been killed in attacks by
Islamist militants in the past few years. Egyptian security forces say they
have killed hundreds of militants in the area during the same period