CAIRO: A “terrorist” with a walkie-talkie was killed by the Third Field Army in al-Matamir Valley of Central Sinai, according to a Wednesday statement by military spokesperson Mohamed Samir.
A machine gun, a sniper rifle, a pistol, different ammunition, field glasses and four cell phones were seized in Jada Valley, Samir said.
A foodstuff warehouse used by “terrorists” was also seized in the area and transferred to the “competent authorities,” he added.
On Sunday, two policemen were killed and five policemen injured after a bomb detonated on the route of a security unit south of Rafah, a medical source in North Sinai told Youm7.
An army colonel and three soldiers were killed under similar circumstances Wednesday, AP reported. North Sinai Security Chief Ali Abou Zeid was dismissed two days after the attack, Youm7 reported.
The Islamic State group’s affiliate in Egypt, known as Sinai Province, has claimed responsibility for most attacks in North Sinai. President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has said on several occasions that militants operate in less than one percent of North Sinai’s total area.