The Egyptian police killed 11 militants in a terrorist hideout in Al-Arish, according to the ministry of interior.
This came after the ministry had received information from the National Security Agency on the presence of a number of militants in one of the buildings located in Abouita in Arish, who were preparing to implement a number of terrorist attacks against security entities and personnel.
The security forces exchanged fire with the militants, which resulted in killing 11 militants. The police detected two automatic rifles with them, as well as three FN rifles, two cartridges, two explosive devices, and two explosive belts.
Legal action has been taken and the State Security Prosecution will directly investigate the case.
On Tuesday, four police personnel and three civilians, including a six-year-old boy, were killed and at least 26 others were injured in a suicide bombing at a Sheikh Zuweid market in North Sinai governorate.
The military has been carrying out ‘Operation Sinai 2018’, a counter-terrorism campaign, since February 2018. The campaign involves land, naval and air forces, as well as the police and border guards.