Egyptian Army Kills Five Militants in North Sinai

© AP PhotoFile photo, Egyptian Army soldiers patrol in an armored vehicle backed by a helicopter gunship during a sweep through villages in Sheikh Zuweyid, north Sinai, Egypt
File photo, Egyptian Army soldiers patrol in an armored vehicle backed by a helicopter gunship during a sweep through villages in Sheikh Zuweyid, north Sinai, Egypt - Sputnik International
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Five militants were killed and another eight were injured and detained during an operation near the Egyptian town of Sheikh Zayed, according to local media.

CAIRO (Sputnik) — Egyptian soldiers eliminated five extremists during an air operation in the north of Sinai Peninsula, local media reported Sunday.

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Another eight militants were injured and detained during the operation near the Egyptian town of Sheikh Zayed, the Masrawy news portal said.

The militant group was plotting to carry out a terror attack on a military checkpoint in northern Sinai, the media outlet added.

Egypt has been conducting anti-terrorist operations in North Sinai for the last two years, particularly against the the Wilayat Sinai (Sinai Province) militant group.

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