Egypt army says killed 5 'terrorists' in Sinai

Egypt has been cracking down on rebels in Sinai and have killed five rebels in Sinai.

Egypt army says killed 5 'terrorists' in Sinai
Egypt army says killed 5 'terrorists' in Sinai
 

CAIRO (AA) – Egypt's army said Wednesday that it had killed five "terrorists" and arrested 78 other "militants" over the past three days in raids in the restive Sinai Peninsula's northeastern quadrant.

"Five terrorist elements were killed in shootouts with army forces," army spokesman Mohamed Samir said in a Facebook statement.

He added that army troops had also arrested 78 "militants" who had participated in "terrorist plots" against security forces.

For more than a year, Egypt has been cracking down on militancy in Sinai – which shares borders with Israel and the Gaza Strip – amid a rise in militant attacks on army and police personnel.

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 24 Aralık 2014, 16:16
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