Egypt military: 2 militants killed in northern Sinai

An Egyptian military post is seen in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula, as seen from the Israel-Egypt border, in Kerem Shalom village, southern Israel, on July 1, 2015. (AP)

Egyptian military spokesman Brig. Gen. Mohammed Samir says the military has pursued and killed two "terrorist elements" and injured another in northern Sinai, where Egyptian forces are battling an insurgency by a local Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) affiliate.

The military spokesman says in a Sunday statement on his official Facebook page that security forces chased two militants as they fled on a motorcycle, killing one and injuring another in the provincial capital of el-Arish. In another incident, military forces pursued a third militant near Mount Halal, leading to his death amid a gunfight.

A Russian airliner crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula Oct. 31, killing all 224 people on board. Russia has said the crash was caused by an onboard bomb, which the local ISIS affiliate in northern Sinai claims it planted.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:46 - GMT 06:46