Egyptian security forces in central Sinai on Saturday clashed with gunmen wanted for the Dahab terror blasts as well for attacks on international peacekeepers and police, killing one and wounding a second, a security official said.
The injured man other members of the group managed to flee after about two hours of fighting, the official said. Four of the gunmen were arrested and detained by security forces for interrogation. The dead man, who was not identified, was found with an automatic rifle.
The men were wanted for links to bombings including those in Taba in October 2004, Sharm el-Sheik in July 2005 and this week's blasts in the Red Sea resort of Dahab and northern Sinai, the official said. He did not provide further details or say how the suspects were linked to the recent blasts.