Militants kill two tribal sheikhs
Egypian army in Sinai - YOUM7/Hussein Talal

Cairo: Military forces in North Sinai announced a maximum state of alert after militants killed two high ranking tribal sheikhs of Al-Romailat tribe Monday evening, Alwatan news reported.

Sources from the tribe said that Sheikh Ashtiwy Abu Mrahil was killed in his farm in Rafah. Sheikh Hassan Al-Baaiera was killed near his house with sixteen bullets, two of which hit his head, a medical source said.

Both bodies were transferred to Arish hospital, and dozens of special force units spread on all Arish entrances to track down the militants, a security source told Youm7.

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