Egypt's army kills 2 terrorists in Sinai

Source: Xinhua| 2018-01-04 19:14:10|Editor: Mengjie
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CAIRO, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- The Egyptian army killed two terrorists in central Sinai, the southern part of North Sinai province northeastern the capital Cairo, the Egyptian military spokesman said in a statement on Thursday.

"The law enforcement forces of the Third Field Army in cooperation with the air forces managed over the past few days to kill two extremely dangerous terrorists and arrest two others in central Sinai," said military spokesman Tamer al-Refaay in the statement.

He added that the forces further found and destroyed two hideouts, a four-by-four vehicle and a motorbike belonging to the terrorists.

Egypt has been facing a wave of terrorist activities since the military ousted former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 in response to mass protests against his one-year reign and his currently outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group.

Terrorist attacks have been centered in North Sinai and targeting policemen and soldiers over the past few years, before they expanded to other provinces and started to target civilians at places of worship.

Most of the attacks were claimed by a Sinai-based group loyal to the Islamic State regional terrorist group.

Meanwhile, the Egyptian security forces have killed hundreds of terrorists and arrested thousands of terror suspects during the country's anti-terror war declared by President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, the army chief then, following Morsi's ouster.