Eleven suspected militants killed in Egypt's Sinai shootout, Reuters

Thursday 12 July 2018 02:04 PM

Egyptian Military
Egyptian Military

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces have killed 11 suspected militants in a shootout in al-Arish, the capital of North Sinai province, state news agency MENA reported yesterday, as authorities pushed ahead with an operation to crush Islamic State.

The shootout occurred during a raid on a suspected militant hideout in an abandoned house in al-Arish, MENA said, citing an un-named security source. Three machine guns and a rifle were found at the hideout, MENA said.