Egypt says 21 jihadists killed in Sinai

Egypt stated Saturday that 21 jihadists had been killed in clashes with safety forces within the restive Sinai peninsula, the place Islamic State group-affiliated militants have waged a long-running insurgency.

The inside ministry stated in a press release that police raided two hideouts of “terrorist components” in North Sinai governorate, sparking a gunbattle during which two officers had been additionally wounded.

It stated the 2 teams had been planning assaults in the course of the main Islamic vacation of Eid al-Fitr, which begins in Egypt on Sunday.

Safety forces had discovered automated weapons and suicide belts within the hideouts.