3 terrorists killed in shoot-out with police forces in North Sinai

The Interior Ministry announced the killing of three terrorist elements in a shoot-out with police forces in North Sinai.

The ministry said in a statement on Thursday that it received information about terrorist elements hiding in Gelbana area, in North Sinai, plotting to carry out a series of terrorist operations against army and police outposts in the same locality.

The terrorist elements were located riding motorcycles in the area and getting ready to implement an attack. As they realized they were surrounded by police elements they opened fire heavily and the troops fired back killing them all, according to the statement.

Two machine-guns, a quantity of ammunition and two hand grenades were found in their possession.

All legal measures have been taken and the Higher State Security Prosecution is investigating the incident, the statement added.

Source: State Information Service Egypt