Egyptian security forces kill seven militants in North Sinai
Egyptian security forces have “eliminated” at least seven suspected members of a terror outfit affiliated to the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in the restive North Sinai region during a counterterrorism operation, which also left 15 government forces either killed or wounded, Trend reported citing Press TV.
According to Egypt’s military spokesperson Tamer el-Refai, the suspected militants were slain in an “exchange of fire” after they “attacked one of the security checkpoints in North Sinai” on Saturday morning.
He added that “an officer” was also killed in the clashes and “14 non-commissioned soldiers” sustained injuries.
However, medical sources in North Sinai told AFP that 11 government troopers had been killed in the attack.