Al-Ahram newspaper reported that security forces have captured the terrorists suspected of executing 25 policemen
earlier this week. According to the report, further details will be released soon.
On Monday, gunmen attacked two minibuses carrying Egyptian officers on the road connecting El-Arish and Rafah.
Dressed in plain clothes, the officers were executed while laying on the ground. A state of emergency was declared in the peninsula a short while later.
Arab media reported that security forces arrested 15 suspects, including seven Palestinians.
They were turned over for questioning but it is unclear whether they are connected to Monday's massacre. Egypt's state news agency said the detainees are suspected of involvement in attacks against security forces and defense facilities in Sinai.
Victims bodies (Photo: Reuters)
According to reports, the Egyptian army has more than 500 suspected Jihadi terrorists encircled in southern El-Arish, as part of a military operation to purge Sinai. The militants are suspected of involvement in the latest bout of violence in the peninsula. On Thursday, gunmen fired at a radio station building in El-Arish. There were no injuries.
Meanwhile, Hamas-affiliated Palestinian media outlets reported that the Egyptian army destroyed five tunnels and a house near the Gaza border. Egyptian army spokesman Ahmed Ali said Wednesday that forces destroyed six wells storing 518,000 liters of benzene and diesel oil in northern Sinai.
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