Egypt : twelve heavy armed militants down

12 militants killed in Eastern Sinai. Photo : Reuters

NEWSROOM (ADV) – Egyptian armed forces and police killed 12 militants in North Sinai during anti-terrorist raids, state media reported on Thursday.

“The national security forces have killed seven highly dangerous militants in the North Sinai’s city of Arish in exchange of fire,” State Information Service said in a statement.

Other five militants were killed in shootout at the ring road near Arish city.

Explosive devices, motor bikes and large amount of ammunition were seized with the terrorist, the statement added.

He added seven automatic weapons, one explosive belt and two explosive devices were found at the houses.

Sinai Peninsula is the stronghold of militant groups in Egypt.

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