11 militants killed in al-Arish clashes

11 militants killed in al-Arish clashes

Cairo _ Agencies

Eleven militants were killed in the northern Sinai city of Al-Arish, in an exchange of gunfire with Egyptian security services.

According to Egyptian security sources, the terrorists are being taken from an abandoned petrol station in the Wadi al-Wady area in North Sinai and they are ready to carry out terrorist operations against Egyptian forces. According to Sky News Arabia

The sources explained that information was received by the national security sector about the group and the security forces were surprised when they attempted to break into the den by firing shots, and the fire was exchanged, killing 11 members, including two of the most dangerous terrorist leaders, Mohammed Ibrahim Jabr Shahin and Juma Ayad Marshoud.

Security forces announced that they had found "five automatic rifles, large quantities of bullets, a shotgun and two improvised explosive devices in the possession of the militants."