Five militants killed in army operation in Sinai: MENA

Five gunmen were killed in North Sinai on Friday as part of an ongoing military operation to combat militants in the region.

A security operation resulted in the deaths of five gunmen, security sources told the state-owned MENA news agency, adding that 37 suspected militants have been killed in North Sinai since 30 June protests.

Forty-two others have been injured, the source said.

On Saturday, Apache helicopters targeted a vehicle reportedly containing gunmen after an earlier attack on Arish airport.

Security sources said the aircraft, which fired on the vehicle, is likely to have killed three people and injured others.

The army is continuing combing operations in the area.

Eyewitnesses said Apache helicopters were still flying over Arish on Saturday afternoon, reportedly to pursue gunmen and ensure no civilians appraoched the targeted vehicle.

Edited translation from MENA