EL-ARISH, EGYPT - Egyptian military troops and jets killed 20 terrorists in the Sinai region bordering Israel on Wednesday, striking back after armed men attacked several security checkpoints, an army commander in Sinai told Reuters.
"We succeeded in entering al-Toumah village, killed 20 terrorists and destroyed three armored cars belonging to terrorists. Operations are still ongoing," he told Reuters.
The military offensive follows attacks on Sunday that killed 16 border guards and which the government blamed partly on Islamist terrorists. The commander said the army had received information that many terrorists were in al-Toumah village.