5 suspected militants killed by army in Egypt
Published Monday 17/02/2014 (updated) 18/02/2014 17:49
CAIRO (Ma'an) -- The Egyptian army killed five people and arrested three others in raids in Bir al-Abd, Sheikh Zuweid, and Rafah, an army spokesman said.
Ahmad Mohammad Ali said that 34 huts, three bikes, and two pick-up trucks belonging to suspected militants were also destroyed.
Egyptian border guards also destroyed 21 tunnels in Rafah, and seized illegal products.
The two pick-up trucks were carrying around 2.5 tons of an illegal drug, which was seized southwest of el-Arish, the official said.