CAIRO: Seven members of the Sinai based jihadist group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis have been killed Tuesday by Egyptian security forces, Sky News Arabia reported.
This comes amid a security campaign targeting jihadist groups based in Sinai including Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah.
The seven were suspected of being involved in explosions that targeted a security compound in North Sinai and the surrounding area on Monday, resulting in the death of eight and the injury of 25.
Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, which was designated as a terrorist group, claimed responsibility for many attacks targeting police and army.
The group claimed responsibility for the bombing of a police compound in Mansoura in Dec 2013, an assassination attempt on Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim in Sep 2013, the January 2014 Cairo car bombings, and a February Taba bus bombing that killed 4 people.
Meanwhile, a conscript died and four were injured in North Sinai after an armored vehicle got into an accident.
A security source told Youm7 that the accident took place in Arish, and the injured victims as well as the conscript’s corpse were transferred to Al Arish military hospital.