16 terrorists were killed on Tuesday at their hotbeds while exchanging fire with security forces in Al- Arish، Northern Sinai.
The terrorist elements were planning to carry out terrorist attack against a number of vital buildings، and senior officials.
The security forces managed to seize 8 automatic rifles، a suicide vest، three rifle cartridges، and three explosive devices.
Since 2014، North Sinai has seen a growing number of terrorist attacks carried out by Islamic State organization in the Sinai Province، including various attacks against the army and the police. The increase in terrorism followed the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ordered security forces to stamp out the Sinai insurgency following the devastating Rawda mosque attack in November 2017، which took the lives of over 300 worshipers.