The Egyptian Army Killed Two Extremists In The Sinai Peninsula
The Egyptian army eliminated two extremists in a special operation in the North of the Sinai Peninsula, said the official representative of the armed forces of the is tamer al-Rifai on Friday.
"The armed forces conducted a special operation based on intelligence about a terrorist hideout ... in the North of Sinai, two dangerous extremists were eliminated during a firefight," a representative of the armed forces said.
As a result of the operation, firearms, ammunition, and an explosive device was seized.
The Egyptian army "with all determination and perseverance continues its mission to eradicate terrorism and ensure security and stability" in the country, the report said.
On Thursday, a group of Egyptian soldiers was attacked in Northern Sinai. An explosive device went off on the route of an army armored vehicle near the city of Bir El-Abd, and 10 soldiers were killed and injured in the attack, an official representative of the armed forces said.
The North of the Sinai Peninsula remains one of the tensest regions in Egypt. Extremists operating here periodically attack the military and police officers. Over the past few years, a large-scale anti-terrorist operation has been carried out in Sinai, during which hundreds of extremists have been killed and detained.