18 October 2019 06:03 AM

14 terrorists involved in Arish checkpoint attack killed - Interior Ministry

Thursday، 06 June 2019 - 12:13 PM

Fourteen terrorists involved in a dawn attack on a checkpoint in southern Arish city in North Sinai were killed in an exchange of fire with security forces, the Interior Ministry announced on Wednesday June 5, 2019.

In a press release, the ministry said that the terrorists were tracked down after carrying out their attack which claimed the lives of eight policemen and fleeing the scene to a deserted house in El Masaeed district.

The forces then encircled the house and the terrorists opened fire intensively to prevent them from advancing towards their location to catch them, it said.

An exchange of fire ensued and they were killed, it added

They had had in their possession in the house 14 machine-guns, three explosive devices and two explosive belts, according to the official statement.

All legal measures have been taken and the higher state security prosecution has opened a probe into the incident.


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