The Egyptian army has thwarted a terror attack on a security checkpoint in northern Sinai, killing 10 gunmen, according to the Military spokesperson, Col. Tamer El-Rifai on Sunday evening.
He added that Egyptian armed forces also managed to destroy a four-wheel drive vehicle used by the terrorists.
He pointed out that two officers were killed and five others injured during the attack.
The armed forces and the police also confirmed their continued efforts to eliminate and uproot terrorism.
Noteworthy, the operation comes as part of the army and Interior Ministry’s joint efforts to combat terrorist groups and hunt down the runaway terrorists who plan to destabilize the state’s security and stability.
Egypt’s security forces have been waging a war over the past four years against an Islamist terrorist insurgency, mostly in North Sinai, that has seen hundreds of security personnel killed, as well as hundreds of terrorists killed in security campaigns.
A Sinai-based terrorist group loyal to the Islamic State regional group claimed responsibility for most of the terror attacks in Egypt over the last few years.
Moreover, the Egyptian forces have succeeded in killing hundreds of terrorists and arresting thousands of suspects during the country’s anti-terror war declared by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, the army chief then, following ousted president Mohamed Morsi.