News

Two Soldiers, Five Militants Killed in North Sinai: Military

Two Soldiers, Five Militants Killed in North Sinai: Military

An Egyptian military vehicle is seen on the highway in northern Sinai, Egypt, in this May 25, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih/Files

Egypt’s Armed Forces hindered a terrorist attack on Wednesday on a security checkpoint in North Sinai, killing five militants and injuring two others.

The spokesperson of the Armed Forces Tamer Al-Reifai said in a statement that two soldiers were killed in clashes that followed the failed attack. One of the militants was wearing an explosive vest and attempted to raid the security checkpoint.

Several militants fled the scene after the shootout.

Earlier this week, 18 policemen were killed in  a terrorist attack claimed by the Islamic State. The militants detonated an improvised explosive device and destroyed four armored vehicles and a signal-jamming vehicle. After destructing the vehicles, the attack turned later into a gunfight and four ambulance workers were injured.

North Sinai has been caught in a crossfire between Egypt’s security forces and militants since the ouster of the former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi. According to the military, thousands of militants have been killed in the operations held against them.

Egypt Detains Rights Lawyer Investigating Enforced Disappearance, Regeni's Murder
Qatar, Boycotting Arab States in Heated Arab League Clash

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Egypt Planning to Establish Anti-Cancer Drug Factory

Mirna AbdulaalSeptember 18, 2018

Sandstone Sphinx Statue Discovered in Kom Ombo

Sara AhmedSeptember 16, 2018

UN Adopts Egyptian Resolution On Preventing Sexual Abuse

Mirna AbdulaalSeptember 16, 2018

Egypt Seeks to Penalize Water Misuse

Sara AhmedSeptember 16, 2018

Egypt Court Orders Arrest of Alaa, Gamal Mubarak

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 15, 2018

Prominent Egyptian Journalist Yosri Fouda Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 15, 2018

Egypt to Detect and Treat 50 Million Citizens From Hepatitis C

Mirna AbdulaalSeptember 13, 2018

Egypt’s Inflation Rate Drops to 13.6 % in 2018

Nour EltiganiSeptember 13, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.