The forces also seized 10 improvised explosive devices, four guns, a number of home-made bombs, RPG rifles, three explosive belts, a surveillance camera, and a cell phone - Press Photo The forces also seized 10 improvised explosive devices, four guns, a number of home-made bombs, RPG rifles, three explosive belts, a surveillance camera, and a cell phone - Press Photo

4 militants killed in Arish

Sat, Aug. 25, 2018
CAIRO – 25 August 2018: Egyptian security forces thwarted an imminent terrorist attack against a checkpoint along Arish Coastal Road, North Sinai, killing four militants on Saturday, a security source told Egypt Today on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief the media.

A group of militants tried to use rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) rifles against the security forces at the checkpoint, but their attempt failed, he added.

The forces also seized 10 improvised explosive devices, four guns, a number of home-made bombs, RPG rifles, three explosive belts, a surveillance camera, and a cell phone.

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On Aug. 13, six terrorists were reported dead during security raids in 6 October city, Cairo.

Several proactive measures and procedures were launched by the security forces several months ago facing terrorist group’s threats especially with the approaching anniversary of the sit-in of Raba'a al-Adawiya on Aug. 14.

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Egypt has been struggling for years to contain terrorist activities in Sinai.
Many military operations have been carried out by army and police forces, killing hundreds of militants and building a buffer zone along the border with Gaza, so that the Egyptian authorities can curb the flow of militants and weapons infiltrating through underground tunnels.
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