Egypt raids kill 27 militants in shootout in Sinai

CAIRO, At least 27 militants were killed in exchange of fire in North and Central Sinai in the past few days, the Egyptian armed forces said in a statement on Wednesday.

During antiterrorist raids, the national security forces have killed 27

gunmen including three highly dangerous terrorists in several desert areas in

the Sinai Peninsula, said Tamer alRefai, the spokesperson of the armed

forces.

The raids areas covered the scope of the second and third field armies in

Sinai, the statement added.

Sinai Peninsula is the stronghold of terrorist groups in Egypt, most

severest of which is Sinai State, an Egyptian branch of the Islamic State.

A total of 460 militants and over 30 soldiers have been killed in the

Sinai 2018 antiterror campaign since February.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)