Major terrorist operation targeting central Sinai foiled
Saturday، 14 April 2018 - 12:21 PM
The Armed Forces succeeded to foil a major terrorist operation that was targeting central Sinai, military spokesman Colonel Tamer el-Rifai announced on Saturday 14/04/2018.
An official statement revealing the details of the aborted operation will be announced soon, he said.
The spokesman said that the terrorist plot was thwarted within the framework of the Comprehensive Operation Sinai 2018 and thanks to the tight security measures imposed in all parts of the Sinai Peninsula.
He said a group of 14 armed terrorist elements tried to storm into an Armed Forces camp in central Sinai before sunset but their attempt was foiled thanks to the alertness of the servicemen who were on-duty guarding the site.
The terrorists were armed by machine-guns and automatic weapons and four of them were wearing explosive belts, he also said in his statement.
They engaged in a shoot-out with the guards and those with the explosive belts detonated themselves, he added.
They were all killed in the operation which also left 8 servicemen dead and 15 others injured, he said expressing condolences to their families.
The spokesman asserted that the heroes of the Armed Forces are always ready to sacrifice their lives for the homeland, vowing continuing relentless efforts by the army to uproot terrorism despite all the desperate attempts by terrorists to target its personnel.