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IED targets military convoy in North Sinai

Police forces capture 32 defendants who fled judicial verdicts in security operation

The North Sinai governorate was the site of several clashes between state security forces and militants, according to a statement issued by security forces.

In a press statement, security forces stated that an IED was detonated near a military convoy south of Sheikh Zuweid city, located in North Sinai.

No injuries were reported and state security forces set up a checkpoint in an attempt to arrest those responsible for the incident.

The North Sinai Security Directorate issued a statement on Sunday to affirm security and safety inside the North Sinai governorate.

The statement indicated that 32 defendants, who fled from judicial verdicts, were arrested in a security operation undertaken by North Sinai police forces. The campaign surveyed known criminal locations in the governorate.

Reports circulated on social media claimed that three citizens were injured by an IED that exploded as a car passed over it on a road south of Rafah city.

Social media reports said that police forces in Al-Arish were able to dismantle a bomb planted near Al-Nasr Mosque, after receiving a notification that it was found beside a parked car, according to eyewitness testimonies.

“Sinai Province” broadcast video footage on Saturday showing two “martyrdom operations” launched against two army checkpoints in Sheikh Zuweid by three of the militant group’s members.

Sinai has become the scene of frequent clashes between militants and state security forces; an extensive counter-insurgency operation was launched to curb militancy within Sinai. These operations have imposed a state of emergency in the northern regions of the peninsula.

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