Egyptian army kills four terrorists in North Sinai raid

Source: Xinhua| 2017-11-21 21:09:23|Editor: Lifang
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CAIRO, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- The Egyptian army killed on Tuesday four terrorists in a raid in the country's North Sinai Province, the military spokesman said.

"Troops of the Second Field Army have targeted terrorist hideouts in the province, killing four dangerous terrorists in Sinai," Military Spokesman Tamer al-Refaay said in a statement.

Large amounts of explosive devices, ammunition and other supplies used by the terrorists have been seized in the raid, it added.

The troops seized a half-truck laden with 25,000 pieces of ammunition and materials used in making explosives at one of the crossings leading to North Sinai, added the statement.

Terrorist attacks have killed hundreds of policemen and soldiers since the military ousted former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in early July 2013 in response to mass protests.

Most of the attacks were claimed by a Sinai-based group affiliated with the regional Islamic State (IS) militant group.

Meanwhile, the Egyptian military and police have killed hundreds of militants and arrested a similar number of suspects as part of the country's anti-terror war declared by President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, the army chief then, following Morsi's removal.