A total of thirteen terrorists were killed during a shootout with police forces in North Sinai.
However, the Egyptian Interior Ministry confirmed the incident, adding that the police forces raided a terrorist hideout in al-Obour at al-Arish, North Sinai.
Moreover, the National Security Agency received a piece of information regarding a terrorist group.
The information said the terrorist group was hiding in a deserted house at a farm at House district, al-Obour, planning to carry out an attack.
Besides, the group was seeking to escalate their plans to destabilize security and undermine the nation.
But based on the information the security agencies processed, they raided the hideout.
Whereas, as the security forces approached the hideout, the terrorist opened fire at them, thus, thirteen terrorists died.
The police officers recover nine automatic weapons, four rifles, explosive devices, and two explosive belts.
Many police officers have lost their lives in wave terrorism in Egypt since the army toppled late President Mohamed Morsi in 2013, in response to mass protests against his one-year rule.