File picture shows an Egyptian military convoy in the North Sinai provincial capital El-Arish - AFP
CAIRO – 15 October 2017: Six army troops were killed in a military operation conducted on Sunday in North Sinai against terrorist elements.
During the operation, 24 militants were killed and another one was injured when law enforcement forces thwarted a failed terrorist attempt aimed at targeting check points in al-Qawades district, North Sinai on Sunday.
Two four-by-four vehicles related to the terrorists were destroyed.
Security forces are still combing the area for any further terrorist hotbed.