Egypt’s military on Monday said that 46 militants and three soldiers
were killed in shoot-outs in the Sinai where the country is battling
The statement added that 100 suspected criminals were arrested in the
operations, without giving a time-frame.
It added that 204 explosive devices and a number of hideouts containing
weapons, ammunitions and highly explosive materials were detected and
The forces have destroyed 10 tunnels on the border with the Gaza Strip
and seized a number of RPGs and mortar shells, it said.
In 2018, Egypt started a major security operation in Northern Sinai – a
hotbed of militants – and elsewhere in the country.
Egypt has seen a spate of attacks mainly against security forces since the
army’s 2013 overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi