46 'terrorists' killed in Sinai, 3 Egyptian soldiers dead

Clashes and 200 IEDs blown up

11 March, 15:38

    (ANSAmed) - CAIRO, MARCH 11 - The killing of ''46 highly dangerous terrorists'' in airstrikes and clashes in the northern and central sections of the Sinai peninsula left 3 Egyptian soldiers dead, MENA reported a statement as saying on Monday. The news agency noted that the clashes had occurred ''in recent days''. The statement added that some 15 ''terrorist hideouts'' had been destroyed and 204 IEDs placed along roads had been blown up. The operation also included the seizure of ''a large quantity of arms, munitions, and explosive material'', it said. Some ''100 criminals wanted by the security forces'' were arrested and 17 cars and 14 motorcycles were destroyed. In the northern and central sections of the Sinai, a low-intensity conflict has been underway for the past six years between Egyptian security forces and terrorists linked to the Islamic State (ISIS), with numerous deaths on both sides but no official death toll has been published. (ANSAmed).

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