The Ministry of internal Affairs of Egypt announced that the North Sinai Peninsula police unit carried out an operation against militants intending to carry out a series of terrorist attacks in the Eid al-Fitr, which in Egypt was held may 24.
Police attacked two hideouts of the terrorists. During the battle, was killed 21 militants, two policemen were injured. In shelters discovered stockpiles of automatic weapons and suicide vests.
Fighting against the group “wilayat Sinai” – the Egyptian branch of the “Islamic state” – was launched in 2013, after the overthrow of President-Islamist Mohammed Mursi. However, the significant progress the authorities they could not be reached.