Minister – Police, Army Foil Plot to Control Sheikh Zuwaid Police Station

Police and army troops have succeeded in foiling a terrorist plot to seize control of Sheikh Zuwaid police station in North Sinai, Interior Minister Magdy Abdel Ghaffar said on Friday 03/07/2015.

Abdel Ghaffar paid tribute to officers and policemen of Sheikh Zuwaid police station for their courageous defense of their facility.

North Sinai witnessed fierce clashes between security forces and takfiris, who attacked several checkpoints in a botched attempt to seize control of entrances and exits of Sheikh Zuwaid city.

On Wednesday, the army killed more than 100 takfiris and terrorists during the clashes. Seventeen army men were killed.