Egypt’s army has killed 13 extremists in the restive areas of north and central Sinai during an operation on Thursday, according to a statement.
“To complement the efforts of the armed forces to eliminate terrorist elements in central and northern Sinai, the counter-terrorism forces were able to eliminate 13 extremist fighters,” the army said in a statement released to reporters.
The army also said it had confiscated 15 automatic rifles and a number of ammunition of various calibers alongside 20 automatic rifle magazines, and a number of other weapons as well.
“The motorcycles used by the extremist fighters carrying out their terrorist operations, a number of mobile phones, 2 field glasses, and sums of money in various currencies were also seized,” the army said.
The Egyptian army said nine soldiers were killed during the operations.