Military Spokesman: 46 terrorists killed, 15 hideouts destroyed in northern, central Sinai

Anti-terror troops killed 46 terrorists and destroyed 15 hideouts in northern and central Sinai, Military Spokesman Colonel Tamer el Refai said on Monday 11/3/2019.

The Armed Forces targeted terrorist elements based on intelligence information and destroyed 15 hideouts with large quantities of weapons and ammunition inside, he said.

Tools used in the manufacturing of explosives were also seized inside, he added.

The military spokesman said 31 vehicles used by terrorist operatives were destroyed and 17 others were seized.

Also, 14 unlicensed motorbikes were seized during the operation, he added.

Some 100 criminals and wanted persons were arrested.

Military engineers discovered 204 explosive devices, mortar shells and RPGs.

They uncovered and destroyed 10 tunnels along the borders in Rafah.

Also, border guards in cooperation with police and army forces destroyed 244 feddans cultivated with poppy plant, he said.

They seized 2 tons of bango and one million narcotic pills.

Three soldiers were killed in confrontations with terrorist elements, the spokesman said.

The army and police vow to continue efforts to eradicate terrorism and uproot it on all strategic fronts of the state, he added.

Source: State Information Service Egypt