Two “militants” killed in North Sinai: Military spokesperson
Egyptian army in North Sinai - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: The Egyptian army has announced Wednesday the killing of two “terrorists” in an exchange of fire with security forces, in addition to arresting 66 wanted outlaws in North Sinai.

Military spokesperson Mohamed Samir added in a Facebook statement that eight vehicles were destroyed, as well as 27 motorbikes without license plates used in terrorist operations against army personnel.

The Egyptian army is currently carrying out intensive operations in North Sinai to curb jihadists who committed bombings and are targeting police and army personnel.

Since the army removed Islamist President Mohmed Morsi on July 3, “terrorist” operations against the police and the army have been escalated.

He added that 68 people tried to illegally immigrate but were arrested as well.

Meanwhile, Samir added that eight tunnels were destroyed.

Earlier Wednesday, he released a statement announcing that the second-field army has destroyed 18 tunnels linking between Sinai and the Gaza Strip during the period between 16 to 18 Aug., the number of tunnels which have been destroyed so far has reached 1696 tunnels, he added.

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