Egyptian security forces killed 11 militants in the restive North Sinai region, the interior ministry said Tuesday, 18 months into an operation against an Islamic State group affiliate based there. The “terrorist elements”, armed with weapons and explosives, were killed in a shootout during a raid on their hideout near a police station in the…

Militants attacked three police checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula late Tuesday, killing at least seven policemen and wounding eight other officers, security officials said. The officials said at least seven militants were killed, including two suicide bombers who set off their explosives at the checkpoints attacked in the coastal city of al-Arish late…

Egyptian security forces killed four suspected jihadists in the restive northern Sinai allegedly involved in a deadly attack this week on a police checkpoint, the interior ministry said Saturday. The ministry said the suspected attackers were killed in a shootout as security forces raided a building used as a hideout in the town of el-Arish,…

A military court in Egypt rejected Tuesday the appeals in the bombing of three churches. It upheld the death sentences of 20 convicts, life sentence of 17, 15-year imprisonment for one and 10-year for another. They were convicted of killing up to 80 persons in three terrorist bombings. The first targeted a church linked to…

The Libyan National Army (LNA) transferred to Cairo top Egyptian terrorist Hisahm al-Ashmawy, reported state television on Wednesday. Ashmawy, a former Egyptian special forces officer, was apprehended in the Libyan city of Derna late last year and has been long sought by Cairo on charges of orchestrating a deadly desert ambush on police and other…

Egypt’s interior ministry said Tuesday 16 suspected militants have been killed in North Sinai, where security forces have for years been battling a local affiliate of the Daesh group. The militants were killed during police raids on their hideouts in the provincial capital El-Arish, the ministry said in a statement. They were found with weapons…

The Cairo Criminal Court sentenced two terrorists who attacked the Coptic church in the city of Helouane, south of Cairo, to death by hanging, reported the Egyptian agency MENA. Two other terrorists were also sentenced to life imprisonment for the same affair. Two others were sentenced to ten years in prison, two to three years…

Seven people including four police personnel were killed on Tuesday when a suicide bomber targeted police near a market in the North Sinai town of Sheikh Zuweid, Egypt’s interior ministry said in a statement. The attacker was around 15 years old, the ministry said, and a six-year-old was among the dead. Twenty-six other people were…

The Egyptian army announced on Monday 11 March in a statement that it had eliminated 46 “extremely dangerous” extremists and that three soldiers had been killed in gunfire exchanges in northern and central Sinai. The army also confirmed that it had arrested “100 criminal and suspect elements” and “discovered and destroyed a number of bunkers…

A police officer was wounded and alleged jihadists were killed on Thursday on the outskirts of Cairo in a shooting incident, Egyptian state television reported. The shooting took place on the urban ring road south of the Egyptian capital, said the television, confirmed information from a security source under cover of anonymity. The authorities had…