6 ‘takfiris’ arrested, one officer injured in Sinai
Egyptian armed forces - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Six alleged takfiris, or Islamic militants, and 9 suspected terrorists were arrested Sunday night during a military operation in Arish, North Sinai Youm7 reported, after investigations revealed they were planning for an operation in Sheikh Zuwayed.

On Monday morning one officer and other three soldiers were injured in North Sinai due to a small bomb blast, security forces told Youm7.

The injured were immediately hospitalized in Arish, then transferred to Cairo. Security forces are monitoring the rest of the area searching for other possible bombs, along with the alleged terrorists, Youm7 reported..

In Sharqia governorate, the residents were reported to be in panic Sunday night due to a bomb explosion in an electric tower by unknown alleged terrorists.

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