Security forces managed، late Tuesday، to foil an attack on a security checkpoint in Arish، Northern Sinai، killing at least four terrorists، including a suicide bomber who set off his explosive belt، Interior Ministry announced.
security forces are perusing the other terrorist elements who ran away, The Ministry added.
Moreover، the fire exchange resulted in the death of a policeman، and six conscripts. Explosive belts، automatic weapons and grenades were found in the terrorists’ possession.
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 late 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.