Five extremists killed in raids: Egypt

At least five extremists were killed Monday during security raids on their hideouts in Egypt's North Sinai province, a security official said on condition of anonymity.

IANS| Updated: Sep 16, 2014, 06:19 AM IST

Cairom: At least five extremists were killed Monday during security raids on their hideouts in Egypt's North Sinai province, a security official said on condition of anonymity.

"After confrontations with security forces, three extremists were killed in their vehicle south of Sheikh Zuweid city, whereas another vehicle managed to run away," Xinhua quoted the official as saying.

Two militants were also killed in a raid at a village in southern Rafah city, the offical said.

Since the beginning of September, the ongoing security campaign has left at least 56 extremists killed in North Sinai, mostly belonging to Al Qaeda-inspired Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis group.