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06 juin 2019 | 12h33 UTC

Egypt: Security forces kill 14 suspected militants in North Sinai June 6

Egypt Alerte de sécurité

Security forces kill 14 suspected militants in North Sinai on June 6 after a deadly attack against police officers; similar operations expected over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/6/2019, 12h00 until 10/6/2019, 10h59 (Africa/Cairo). COUNTRY/REGION North Sinai Governorate

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Event

The Egyptian Ministry of Interior announced on Thursday, June 6, that security forces killed at least 14 militants in the North Sinai province after an attack claimed by the Islamic State (IS) killed eight policemen at a check point in Al-Arish a day prior.

Similar attacks and related security operations are to be expected in North Sinai province over the coming weeks.

Context

The attack targeting police officers on June 5 came as security forces continue to carry out counterterrorism raids in the area under the auspices of "Comprehensive Operation - Sinai 2018," which aims to neutralize militant and terrorist groups operating in the Sinai, Nile Delta, and the Western Desert.

Advice

Individuals in Egypt are advised to monitor the situation, refrain from traveling to North Sinai province, report suspicious behavior and objects to the authorities, remain vigilant when visiting areas vulnerable to terrorist attacks (e.g. tourist sites, churches, international and government buildings, public transportation hubs, etc.), and anticipate similar security operations over the near term. Adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and your home government.

 

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