An Egyptian jihadist group on Thursday released a video in which it claimed responsibility for beheading four men accused of being "Israeli informants" before showing the victims` decapitated bodies.
An Egyptian soldier and 8 suspected militants were killed in an exchange of fire between the two sides in the volatile Sinai Peninsula.
A nine-year-old girl child was killed and another injured when a rocket fell in front of a house in in Egypt`s Sinai peninsula in an apparent attack targeting soldiers.
Egypt`s military spokesman said on Saturday airstrikes in the northern Sinai Peninsula have killed 16 militants with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, the ousted president`s Islamist group.
The Egyptian army said it killed seven militants in an air strike in the Sinai Peninsula less than a week after jihadists downed a military helicopter in the restive region.
The Egyptian military aircraft pounded suspected positions of al Qaeda-inspired fighters in the Sinai Peninsula, killing 13 people, officials said.
Egyptian military officials say that troops backed by helicopters and armoured vehicles have killed eight militants in the northern Sinai Peninsula.
An al Qaeda-inspired group operating in the Sinai Peninsula claimed on Monday a car bombing outside a military building in Egypt`s Suez Canal city of Ismailiya which wounded six soldiers.
The Egyptian military has reportedly started sweeping out jihadists from the lawless desert of Sinai Peninsula in an effort to combat growing terrorism in the region.
Egypt military says troops backed by helicopter gunships are sweeping through northern Sinai peninsula near border with Palestinian Gaza Strip in major offensive against suspected Islamic extremists.
Egypt is considering establishing a one-km-deep buffer zone along the eastern border with Gaza in a move to heighten security, media reported.
Militants in Egypt`s Sinai peninsula killed seven soldiers in an attack on a checkpoint, security officials said.
Egyptian air strikes in the Sinai Peninsula killed at least eight militants, the military and local residents said on Sunday.
At least three terrorists were killed in a car bomb attack near a police training centre in Egypt`s North Sinai region bordering Israel, officials said.
An Egyptian security crackdown has severely disrupted smuggling to the neighbouring Gaza Strip, causing a fuel shortage in the Hamas-ruled territory.
Egyptian security forces have uncovered an Israeli spy network operating in northern Sinai, a report has said.
Lawlessness has been rife in Sinai since the ouster of longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak in February 2011.
The security chief of Suez city said the explosives were discovered in a truck crossing into Sinai from mainland Egypt through a traffic tunnel under the canal.
The fence is equipped with modern security systems and is designed to prevent Islamic militants, drug dealers from entering Israel from Egypt.
New Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, of Hamas` parent group the Muslim Brotherhood, has vowed not to abandon the Palestinians.
Day in Pics: 29th August
August 29, 2014
Bipasha at launch event for Delhi Half Marathon