Intensified security procedures in N. Sinai; 5 ‘terrorists’ arrested
North Sinai - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO:  Resident’s in North Sinai’s Arish reported exchanges of fire in the last 24 hours, and security have instituted increased measures in the governorate, Youm7 reported Youm7 Monday.

A security source told Youm7, that military forces fired warning shots from various bases, and that bombing sounds were heard near police checkpoints in Sheikh Zuwayed and Rafah.

During these precautionary procedures, 5 alleged terrorists were reported to be arrested along with 12 other suspects.

The North Sinai Security directorate issued a statement Monday announcing the arrest of Abd Al-Tawab S.M., who was wanted over charges of killing a soldier in Arish.

Heightened security measures have been observed lately in the Sinai, following strings of attacks against military checkpoints and personnel.

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