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21 terrorists killed in two North Sinai security raids: Interior Ministry 

Two officers injured during raids as security forces foil attacks reportedly planned for Eid Al-Fitr, ministry says

Security forces have eliminated 21 militants during two raids in North Sinai, the Ministry of Interior announced on Saturday. 

The National Security Agency received intelligence that a group of terrorists was using a North Sinai farm as a hideout and training camp, the ministry said.

It added that the group had sent a number of its members to a separate hideout in Bir El-Abd, with the aim of carrying out terrorist attacks against military and police personnel during Eid Al-Fitr.

Security forces carried out synchronised raids on the farm and the hideout, with shoot-outs taking place. A total of 14 terrorists were killed at the farm, with a further seven terrorists killed at the hideout.

Two police officers were injured during the security raids, the ministry added.

During the operations, five IEDs, 17 automatic weapons, an explosive belt, and a wireless device were confiscated.  

A state of emergency has been in force across North Sinai since October 2014. Egypt’s army and police force launched a comprehensive campaign in February 2018 to confront militants in the Sinai Peninsula, Nile Delta region, and the Western Desert.


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